Godelio is 49 years old and single. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a beauty salon in the community to earn a living. He has had his business for more than five years and earns 10,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC last year to gain access to financial services in order to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. He has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional tools for providing hair services. 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.