Manuel is married with four children. He is 66 years old and lives in the Philippines.
Manuel operates a service-based business providing transportation services to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for 16 years, and every month he earns 10,000 PHP from this work. He has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to repair a transport vehicle used in the business.
Manuel has been a member of GDMPC for three years. In the future, Manuel hopes to finish the education of his children and to gain double income from 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.