Agustin, 52 years old, is married and has 3 children. He resides in Villa Consuelo, Ozamis City. For the past 10 years, Agustin has operated a fishing business, earning PHP 5,000 monthly. He has requested a loan of PHP 13,000 to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets. Agustin became a member of GDMPC in 2011. In the future, he 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.