Manuel is 56 years old and married, residing at Tabuan, Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines.
Manuel is operating a gardening business venture to earn a living and has been 15 years in this business. Each month, he earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of business.
He requested a loan of 18,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2010, Manuel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. In the future, Manuel wants to save a reserve for future emergencies and to purchase more farmland.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.