Ronie is 38 years old and resides in Lopez Jaena, Misamis, Occidental, Philippines. He is married and has three children.
Ronie operates both a banana plantation and a gardening business to earn a living. He has been in business for five years. Each month, he earns 15,000 PHP doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to pay for the labor cost to increase crop yield.
In 2010, Ronie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services in order to help improve both his business and his living situation. I n the future, Ronie wants to save money to serve as a resource for future emergencies.
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.