Alma is 41 years old and lives in Labo, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and a mother of five school-aged children. Alma has a mini-grocery store at home that sells food in pouches, coffee, milk in sachet, oil, soy sauce and canned goods. She has been in this type of business for one year. She earns PHP 5,000 for this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 from GDMPC to purchase stock to sell.
Alma has been a member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Alma hopes to buy a rice field and renovate her house.
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.