Ely is from Bangko, Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. He is thirty-two years old and single. To make a living, Ely owns and operates a business venture in the services sector offering transportation services. Ely has been engaged in his business for four years and earns PHP 3,000 a month for these activities.
In 2011, Ely joined GDMPC. Ely is requesting a new loan of PHP 10,000 which will be used to purchase tires and other accessories. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand 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.