Eugenia is 63 years old and a resident of Puntod, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother of one adult-age child. Eugenia has a sewing business. She sews household items, bedclothes, and comforters to earn a living. She has been engaged in her business for over 10 years. She earns PHP 5,000 each month in this activity. Eugenia has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 to purchase a brand new sewing machine.
Eugenia has been a member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Eugenia hopes to gain more income and to establish a tailoring shop in the city.
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.