Roger is 39 years old and married with one child. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. He owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. He has been in this business for over five years and earns 15,000 PHP every month.
He joined GDMPC this year and now he has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods, sugar, coffee, eggs and dried fish. 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.