Stephen is 45 years old and married with 3 children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. He has been in this business for over 4 years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. He has joined with GDMPC since the year 2010 and now he has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. He hope and dream is to improves his living situation.
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.