Agustin is from Luksoon, Tudela, Misamis Occidental. He is 37 years old. Agustin is married with five children. To make a living, Agustin plants, harvests and sell bananas. He has been in his business for more than five years and earns 3,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Agustin joined GDMPC. He is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to grow. 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.