Barry is 20 years old and single. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a retail business where he sells cosmetics such as lotions, soaps, etc. to earn a living. He has been in this business for over 2 years and earns 2,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC this year. Now he has requested a loan of 3,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. 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.