Rogelio is from the city of Carmen Annex, Ozamis City. He is 26 years old. Rogelio is married with one child. To make a living, Rogelio provides cellphone repair services to local community members. Rogelio has been engaged in his business for over four years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month from these activities. In 2010, Rogelio joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services. He wanted to improve his living situation and increase his ability to engage in business activities. Rogelio is requesting a loan of 8,000 PHP, which will be used to expand the business. 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.