Manuel is from Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 28 years old. Manuel is married and has no children.
To make a living, Manuel owns and operates a tricycle transport service. (A tricycle is a motorcycle with a passenger cab.) Manuel has been engaged in his business for over 4 years and earns approximately 9,000 PHP a month for these activities.
Manuel is requesting a loan of 46,000 PHP, which will be used to pay for the maintenance and repair of his tricycle.
In 2008, Manuel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation.
He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and have an additional unit.
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.