Benian is a 30-year-old entrepreneur. He is married with two children and lives in Cabilinan, Aurora. For the past two years, he has operated a transportation business, and he earns PHP 6,000 a month. To improve his business, Benian joined GDMPC microcredit in 2011, and he is requesting a loan of PHP 35,000 to obtain accessories and tires. Before long, he hopes to possibly expand 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.