Mario is 56 years old and married with three children. He lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. He owns and operates a motorcycle-transport business in the local community to earn a living. He has been with his business for over four years and earns 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
He joined GDMPC in the year 2011, and now he has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase spare parts. 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.