Manuel is married and has four children. He is 68 years old and lives in Tukuran. Manuel operates a service-based business providing transportation services to earn a living. He has been doing this for 10 years and every month he earns 10,000 PHP from this work. He has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase spare vehicle parts and accessories.
Manuel been a member of GDMPC since 2009. In the future, Manuel hopes to finish the education of his children and to double the income from his business.
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.