Solomon is from Kinangay Sur, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 33 years old. Solomon is married and has one child. To make a living he plants, and harvests, corn to sell. Solomon has been engaged in his business for 7 years and earns approximately 7,000 a month for these activities. In 2004, Solomon joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Solomon is requesting a new loan of 25,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. 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.