Marcos is a widower with two children. He is 59 years old and resides in Sumalig, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur. Marcos cultivates coconuts for sale for their living and he has been in this business for five years. Each month he earns 20,000 PHP doing this type of business.
He has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Marcos has been a member of Kiva Field Partner, GDMPC for one year. In the future, Marcos wants to save for future emergencies.
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.