Ricky, a 25-year old, is a single entrepreneur of Lapasan, Clarin. He is earning from his transport service business. It has been running for almost 5 years now and he earns 7,000 PHP a month. To improve business, he has borrowed the amount of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC - which he has just joined recently - to buy accessories and tyres. Before long, he is hopeful of the possibility of expanding his business.
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.