Blas is a 34-year old resident of Naga, Jimenez. Blas provides his two children's needs from the little amount of 8,000 PHP he gains monthly from his own piggery business. He has been in business for three years. However just recently he's become a member of GDMPC. He applied for a loan at GDMPC micro finance of 20,000 PHP to buy feeding supplies. Blas wants to make an expansion to his business one day.
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.