Norberto is married and has seven children. He is 55 years old and resides in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. Norberto runs a general store to earn a living. He has been in this business for 3 years and earns 8,400 PHP a month. He requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, milo (brand of malted milk), shampoo, soaps, etc. In 2011, Norberto joined GDMPC. In the future, Norberto wants to make improvements to his house and 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.