Melecio is 35 years old and single. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
He owns and operates a food vending business, selling dried fish, canned goods, coffee and sugar in the local community to earn a living. He has had this business for over three years and earns 5,000PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2011 and has requested a loan of 8,000PHP to purchase additional products to sell. He wants to save money for emergencies.
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.