Melchor is married with one child. He works as collector at a private company and also works on his own farm to make a living. He joined GDMPC two years ago and is recently borrowing a new loan to buy fertilizer. In the future, Melchor plans to buy additional lot for farming 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.