Walter is 55 years old, married and has two children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a food vending business to earn a living. He has been in this business for over 8 years and earns 9,000 PHP every month.
He joined GDMPC in 2008, and now he has requested a loan of 18,000 PHP to purchase additional food to sell. In the future, he wants to make improvements of 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.