Francisco is 57 years old and married with 4 children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, he owns and operates a business in the local community of raising pigs to sell. He has been in his business for over 5 years and earns about 10,000PHP every month. He has joined GDMPC to purchase feeds for his pigs. In the future, he wants to make improvements on 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.