Archie, age 43, is a married entrepreneur of San Roque, Panaon. He has two children. He earns a living from his transport service business. Archie has been doing this for almost three years, and he earn 6,000 PHP a month. To improve business, he is borrowing the amount of 13,000 PHP from GDMPC (which he joined recently) to obtain accessories and tires for his motorcycle. Before long, he hopes to expand his business.
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.