Joel is from Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 61 years old, married, and has three children. To make a living, Joel raises livestock for sale, primarily pigs. He has been engaged in this business for five years and earns 25,000 PHP a month.
Joel been a member of GDMPC since 2004. He is requesting a new loan of 48,500 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. He aims 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.