Miguel is married and has six children residing at Sinara, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He used to operate a buy and sell business purchasing newly harvested rice and reselling it in the market. Aside from this, he manages a farm, planting and harvesting rice for consumption and sale.
Recently, Miguel joined GDMPC and borrowed a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer and to cover the farm's maintenance costs. He hopes to see his children successful in the near 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.