Elmer lives in Inroad, Aurora, Zamboanag del Sur where he provides a service-based business of motor transport in the community. He is married and has six children that need his support. In 2007, he became a member of GDMPC and recently, he borrowed a loan of 10,000 PHP to repair his existing motorcycle. He plans to buy a sidecar to improve his services.
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.