Rogelio is 65 years old and is married with three children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns farmland, planting and harvesting eggplant for sale in the local community to earn a living. He has been in his business for over 15 years and earns 4,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now he has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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.