Tomas is from Bagakay, Ozamiz City. He is 34 years old and married, and he has one child.
To make a living, Tomas owns and operates a general store. Tomas has engaged in his business for three years and earns 10,000 PHP a month.
Tomas joined GDMPC in 2009. He has requested a loan for 25,000 PHP, which he will use to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee.
He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.