To make a living, Arnel grows rice in his own farm, and he earns well for the family. He has been doing this for eight years. He borrowed a loan from GDMPC Micro Credit to buy fertilizer and pay for weeding maintenance costs. He is determined to improve the farm to provide a better living for his family 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.