Alejandro is from the village of Bayabas, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. Alejandro is 49 years-old. He is married and has four children.
To make a living, Alejandro owns and operates a (habal-habal) motorcycle transport service. He has been engaged in his business for over four years and earns approximately PHP 6,000 a month for these activities.
He is requesting a loan of PHP 40,000, which will be used to purchase a sidecar and repair his existing vehicle for better service.
In 2011, Alejandro joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand his business.
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.