Fortunato is married with an only child. He resides in Bolinsong, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, where he operates his own rice farm. He has been planting and harvesting rice for 20 years to make a living. In 2011, he joined Gata Daku NOC, and now he was able to borrow a loan of 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to purchase fertilizer for his farm. He want to improve his farm to get an abundant harvest in return for a better future 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.