Osias is 57 years old, married, and has four children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. For the past five years, Osias has been operating a motorcycle transport business, earning 5,000 PHP a month.
Osias is requesting a loan for 12,500 PHP, which he will use to purchase spare parts. He joined GDMPC in 2009. In the future, he hopes to improve his general living conditions and provide an education to his children.
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.