Benjamin D. is from the village of Makawa, Aloran, Misamis Ocidental. He is 53 years old. Benjamin is single. To make a living, Benjamin raises pigs for sale. Benjamin has been engaged in his business for more than 10 years and earns approximately 6,000 Philippine pesos (about $125) a month for these activities.
In 2006, Benjamin joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Benjamin has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from GDMPC. Benjamin is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in the future. This will be the ninth loan taken out by Benjamin from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his business.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.
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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.