Euiginio is 59 years old, married and has 3 children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a farm in which he grows bananas and sells them in the local community to earn a living. He has been engaged in this business for over 6 years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2009, and now he has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer for his farm. He wants to make improvements to his house and 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.