Sofronio is from Happy Valley, Tambulig. He is 34 years old and married. Sofronio raises pigs for sale. Sofronio been in his business for 3 years and earns 20,000 PHP a month from these activities. In 2011, Sofronio joined GDMPC. Sofronio is requesting a loan of 35,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to renovate his house.
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.