Teofilo is married, with four children. This borrower is from the village of Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
Years ago, he decided to move to town and eventually established his own business where he works with his employee. The borrower starts work in the early morning. In the future, he would like to have a business expansion, so he can work with his family.
Now, the borrower needs a loan, so that he can buy more charcoal and copra for 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.