Eleazar is 46 years old and married with 4 children. He lives in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. He makes his living by owning and managing a farm, where he plants and harvests bananas and vegetables to sell. Eleazar has been in this business for over 3 years and earns 35,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2009. Eleazar is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers such as manure. He is hoping that his business will progress and expand.
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.