Russel is married with two children, and lives in Zamboanga del Sur. He has owned and operated a motorcycle transportation and rental business for many years to make a living, and he is also engaged in a buy-and-sell business. He joined Gata Daku MPC and took a loan to pay his motorcycle off in full. Having this loan is a big help for Russel to improve the services he has been providing in the business. He hopes to buy a 4-wheel vehicle to be used 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.