Celestino is married with four children. He is 37 years old and lives in Kapalaran, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
Celestino grows rice for sale in the local community to earn a living and his been in this business for five years. Each month, he earns 10,000.
He has requested a loan of 10,000 to purchase fertilizer and seedlings for the next crop. In 2011, Celestino joined GDMPC. In the future, he wants to save a reserve for future emergencies and to purchase more 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.