Juanito is 40 years old. He is married and has one child. He lives in the municipality of Clarin in Misamis Occidental Province. He owns and operates a food vending business in the local community to earn a living. He has been in his business for over 5 years and earns 10,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2011, and now he has requested a loan of 16,000 PHP to purchase additional snacks to sell. He plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.