Saturnino is 62 years old, married and has four children. He lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. He owns and operates a pedicab, providing transportation, to earn a living. He has been in this business for over six years and earns 1,500 PHP every month.
He joined in GDMPC in the year 2011, and now he has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase new tires so as to give a better service. In the future, he wants to make improvements to his house and 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.