Artemio is a 40-year-old married man with two children living in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Artemio is operating a service based business providing transportation services to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for one year, and every month he earns 5,000 PHP from this work. He has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to repair his existing vehicle for better service.
Artemio has been a member of GDMPC for a year. In the future, Artemio hopes to support his children to finish their studies and to gain twice the amount of income from 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.