Rodrigo is from Segatic Daku, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 45 years old, married, and has 10 children. Rodrigo owns and operates a business planting and harvesting bananas for sale. He has been engaged in his business for seven years and earns 4,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Rodrigo joined GDMPC. Rodrigo is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP, which he will use to obtain farm chemicals. He plans to use the additional profit generated by 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.