Leoniel, a 25-year-old, is a married entrepreneur from San Roque, Panaon. He earns money from his transport service business, which he has operated for three years now. He earns 5,000 PHP a month.
To improve his transport business, Leoniel is borrowing 10,000 PHP from GDMPC, which he joined in 2011, to buy accessories and tires. Before long, he hopes to 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.