Arman owns and operates a motorcycle transport business providing service to local community members. He is 32 years old and married with 1 child. He is from Campo 1, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. Arman has been in this business for 2 years and earns 3,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month.
In 2011, Arman joined GDMPC. Arman is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase spare parts needed for his motorcycle. He plans to use the additional revenue 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.