Rufino is a 46-year-old man who has three children. They live in the village of Sinusa, city of Ozamiz, Misamis Occidental. He's a farmer who plants, grows and harvests corn on a plot of land located in the village where he lives. He chose this line of work because it was his father's legacy and also because it produces food for his family. Corn is the staple food in his community and also earns him a profit, since he sells part of his produce in the local market.
He's requesting a loan so he can purchase fertilizer in order to adequately maintain his corn crop.
He dreams of using his profits to improve his home so that he can provide better living conditions for 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.