Florencio is from Tinaclaan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 62 years old. Florencio is married and has three children. To make a living, he owns and operates a tricycle transport service. He has been in his business for 30 years and earns 8,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) a month from these activities.
In 2010, Florencio joined GDMPC. Florencio is requesting a loan of 21,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase vehicle spare parts and accessories. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.