Anastacio is a 53-year old resident of Mamanga Gamay, Plaridel. He helps his family's needs from the little amount of 10,000 PHP he gains monthly from his banana/coconut production business, which he has operated for 3 years. However, this year he joined GDMPC, and he is applying for a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Anastacio wants to make an expansion to his business one day.
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.