Manuelito is married and has 4 children. He is 45 years old and resides at Calaran, Calamba, Philippines.
Manuelito cultivates fruit trees such as durian (Asian fruit) to earn a living and has been in this business for 8 years. Each month, he earns 10,000 doing this type of business.
He requested a loan of 50,000 to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2011, Manuelito joined GDMPC. In the future, Manuelito wants to save a reserve for future emergencies and to purchase another piece of farmland.
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.