Claudio is 42 years old and married with three children. He lives in Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates farmland, planting and harvesting mango to earn a living. He has been in his business for over nine years and earns 8,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
He joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now he has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for mango production. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.