Recel, 20, is single and lives in San Juan, Pana-on. Recel operates a retail store, selling a variety of products to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for two years and every month he earns PHP 5,000. He has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo and soaps. Recently, Recel joined GDMPC. Recel 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.