Rogelio is a 61-year-old married man with 8 children from the Gubaan, Aurora Zamboanga Del Sur. Rogelio cultivates a rice farm. He has been cultivating rice for 13 years and earns 15,000 PHP a month in this business.
In 2007, Rogelio joined GDMPC. He is requesting 25,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers and seedlings for the next cropping. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.