Marlon, age 26, lives in San Juan Panaon, Misamis Occidental. For the past five years, he has cultivated bananas to support the needs of his only child. He earns an income of 5,000 PHP a month from this business.
For a young father, there’s nothing that can make him happier than to see his family in a good living situation.
Marlon has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. He is a new client with GDMPC.
In the future, he plans to improve 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.