Jeziel's main source of income comes from his gardening business. He is 22 years old and single. He is from San Juan, Panaon, and has been gardening for 2 years, earning an amount of about 3,200 PHP a month. This year, Jeziel joined GDMPC. He is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.
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.