Jeonil is from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur in the Philippines. He is thirty-four years old and has three children. For the past thirteen years of married life, he has been raising pigs and selling them in town for a living. He earns a good income from this in addition to farming. He wants to improve his pig business by building a pig pen. He has taken a new loan from GDMPC micro credit to purchase feeding supplies. He wants to improve his business as well as the general living standards of his family.
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.