Crisanto is from Montol, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. He is 43 years old. Crisanto is married and has seven children. To make a living, Crisanto owns and operates a business venture, planting and harvesting bananas for sale. Crisanto has been in his business for 13 years and earns 2,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month for these activities. In 2008, Crisanto joined GDMPC. Crisanto is requesting a new loan of 4,600 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay the tuition fees of his children.
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.