Joel is married with two children. Joel is 41 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Joel operates his own motorcycle to earn a living and has had this business for 8 years. He earns 5,000 PHP per month doing this type of business. To improve his transportation services he has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy spare parts for his motorcycle. Joel has been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, Joel hopes to have another motorcycle to make more earnings for his family's needs and for the education of his children.
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.