Rey is 36 years old, married, and has 1 child. He lives in Clarin, in Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates farmland, planting and harvesting coconuts to earn a living. He has been in his business for over 5 years and earns 15,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2009, and now he has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for coconut production. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.
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.