Rudy is 58 years old and married with four children. He lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a motorcycle for transport to earn a living. He has been in his business for over eight years and earns 15,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
He joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now he has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase spare parts and tires. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future 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.