Gabriel is from Upper Loboc, Oroquieta. He is 57 years old and is married. He operates a specialized retail store selling SIM packs and pre-paid cell phone credits, through which he earns 3,000 PHP a month. In 2011, Gabriel joined GDMPC, and he is now requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase more cell phone products and credits to resell. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general 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.