Felix is 54 years old and widowed with three children. He lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. He owns and operates a banana production operation to earn a living. He has been in business for 7-8 years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. Felix has been a member of GDMPC since the year 2011, and now has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for banana production. His plan in the future is to improve 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.