Loreto is married, with five children. He is 54 years old and lives at Deboloc, Plaridel.
Loreto raises crops for a living. He plants and harvests coconut for sale in the local community. He has been in this business for three years. Each month, he earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of business. He requested a loan of PHP 16,368 to purchase fertilizers, such as manure.
In 2011, Loreto joined GDMPC. In the future, Loreto wants to save as a reserve for emergencies and to purchase more farm land.
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.