Melecio is a widow with five children. He is 49 years old and resides in Buracan, Bonifacio.
Melecio has a crop raising business, planting and harvesting coconuts for sale to earn a living. He has been doing this job for 13 years.
Each month, he earns 6,000 PHP doing this type of business. He requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. In 2011, Melecio joined GDMPC. In the future, Melecio wants to save as a reserve for future emergencies and to supplement the family's income.
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.