Richard is married and has three children. He is 38 years old and lives in Panduma, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
Richard is operating a general store, selling a variety of products to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for 11 years and every month he earns PHP 7,000. He has requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase additional products to sell.
In 2011, Richard joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. Richard hopes to improve the general living conditions 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.