Neil is 34 years old and married with one child. He lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, he cultivates farmland, planting and harvesting corn for sale in the local community. He has been with his business for over five years and earns 9,000 PHP every month.
Neil joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities, and now he has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand his business.
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.