Patrocenio, 32 years old, lives in Mialen, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is married with two kids. To make a living, Patrocenio operates a motorcycle transport business. He's been in this business for 10 years and earns 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) a month. He has been a member of GDMPC since 2009.
He applied for a loan of 15,000 PHP to pay for the motorcycle's maintenance and registration. He plans to purchase an additional motorcycle for his business and to help his family with their daily living expenses.
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.