Argie is a 26-year old resident of Mahayahay, Aurora. Argie helps contribute to the needs of his family from the little amount of 6,000 he earns monthly from his own piggery business. He has had the business for 2 years. However, this year he became a member of GDMPC and has applied for a 10,000 PHP loan at GDMPC micro finance to buy feeding supplies. Argie wishes to expand his business one day.
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.