Alfredo is a widower with two children. He is 61 years old and lives in Lapasan, Clarin. He operates a general store, selling a variety of products to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for three years and every month he earns 5,000 PHP from this work.
Alfredo has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Recently, he joined GDMPC. Alfredo hopes to improve his family's general living conditions.
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.