Lord John is a 35-year-old resident of San Jose, Aurora. He is married and has three children. Lord John has supported his family from the little amount of 15,000 PHP he earns monthly from his palay (rice) retail business for two years. However this year he become a member of GDMPC, and he is applying for a loan at GDMPC micro finance of 30,000 PHP to buy materials needed in business such as sacks, straw, etc. Lord John wants 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.