Ramil is 50 years old, married, with two children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, he owns and operates a watch repair service in the local community. He has been in his business for over six years and earns PHP 6,000 every month.
Ramil joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2009 and now he has requested a loan of PHP 11,000 to purchase additional materials for repairing watches. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand 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.