Justino is from Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is 49 years old, is married and has one child. To make a living, Justino owns and operates a business planting and harvesting rice for sale. He has been engaged in his business for six years and earns 8,500 PHP a month from these activities.
In 2011, Justino joined GDMPC. He is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers such as manure. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve his family's general living conditions.
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.