Claidy is 25 years old and single, living in Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. He owns and manages a banana plantation for a living, earning PHP 4,000 a month from this farm. He borrowed PHP 7,000 from GDMPC micro credit to purchase fertilizer such as manure and pay for farm maintenance. Hopefully, he will be able to achieve his dream of expanding his farm for a better future.
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.