Rogelio is from Gala, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. He is 38 years old, married and a father of four children. Rogelio is a farmer. He plants and harvests bananas and root crops to earn a living. He has been engaged in this business for 20 years. Each month, he earns 15,000 PHP from farming. He has requested a loan of 22,486 PHP from GDMPC to purchase seedlings and fertilizers. Rogelio joined GDMPC in 2004. In the future, Rogelio hopes to expand his banana business and gain more profit.
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.