Jess is 36 years old and married with two children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. To make a living, he operates a motorcycle transport service in his community. Jess has been engaged in this business for five years and earns PHP 12,300 each month. Jess joined GDMPC in 2009. Jess is requesting a loan of PHP 16,000 to repair an existing vehicle for better services. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from 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.