Joven is married with 2 children. He is 30 years old and lives in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur: Philippines.
Joven operates a general store, selling a variety of products to the local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this business for five years and earns PHP 5,000 each month from this work. He has requested a loan of PHP 12,000 to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee.
In 2011, Joven joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. He hopes 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.