Joel is from Poblacion 2 Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 59 years old. Joel is married and has three adult children. To make a living, Joel raises livestock, primarily pigs, to sell. Joel has been engaged in his business for 10 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2004, Joel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. He is requesting a new loan of 42,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.
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.