Arsenio is 51 years old, married, and has four children. He lives in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. He is in the coconut production business, which he has been doing for five years. He earn 6,000 PHP a month.
To improve business, Arsenio is requesting a loan for 10,000 PHP from GDMPC, which he will use to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. In the future, he hopes to 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.