Wilson A. Sr. is from the village of Tagodalo, Aurora Zamboanga Del Sur. He is 49 years old. Wilson is married and has two adult-aged children. To make a living, he owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. The main source of income for the business comes from planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Wilson is just starting this business.
In 2011, Wilson joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. This will be his first loan from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has seven branches 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.