Gina is 44 years old and lives in Macabayao, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a married woman and mother of four school-age children. Gina has a backyard hog raising business as a secondary source of income. She established this home-based fast-growing business, which generates potential high profits in a relatively short period of time to earn a living. Gina earns PHP 2,000 every month for doing this business. She has been engaged in this business for three years. Gina requested a loan of PHP 10,000 from GDMPC to buy feed and piglets. Gina has been a member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Gina hopes to have a large-scale piggery in her town.
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.