Luciano is married and has 5 children. He is 60 years old and lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Luciano operates a fishing business to earn a living. He has been in this business for 12 years. Each month, he earns 4,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP). Luciano requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase fishing equipment including hooks & nets. In 2011, he joined GDMPC. In the future, Luciano wants to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.