Elizer of Layawan, Oroquieta City, is 57 years old and married with an only child. To make a living, he owns and operates a motorcycle service for the local community. He has been doing this for years. Recently, he borrowed an amount of 20,000 PHP to purchase a new set of tires for his motorcycle. He plans to purchase another motorcycle to be used for business expansion.
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.