Noel is from Panta-On, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. He is married and has one child, and he is 24 years old. Noel plants and harvests corn to sell to earn a living, and he has been in this business for five years. Each month, he earns 3,000 PHP doing this kind of business. He requested a loan of 5,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer. Since 2010, Noel has been a member of GDMPC. Noel wants to build a house in the future, and to finish funding the education of his child.
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.