Leonardo is married and has two children. He is 29 years old and lives in Talairon, Oroquieta City. Leonardo is operating a general store, selling a variety of products to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for one year, and every month he earn PHP5,000 from this work. He has requested a loan of PHP18,000 to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee.
In 2011, Leonardo joined GDMPC. He hopes 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.