Dante is from Magsaysay, Baliangao. He is 53 years old and married, with five children.
To make a living, Dante plants, harvests, and sells bananas. He has been in business for two years and earns PHP 6,000 a month for these activities. This year, Dante joined GDMPC.
Dante is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000, which will be used to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the 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.