Freddie, 29 years old and married, lives in Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. He owns and manages a banana and fruit tree farm, earning PHP 5,000 a month. Now he needs weeding maintenance so he decided to ask for a micro credit loan from GDMPC for PHP 7,000. In the near future, he dreams of having a well-developed farm.
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.