Chona is a married woman living in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She has two school-aged children. She has been engaged in a service-based transportation activity lately to earn an additional means of living. Chona has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 at GDMPC to purchase motorbike spare parts and repair costs to maintain it in good running condition. She has been a member of GDMPC for almost a year. She hopes to repair her house in the future and earn more income for the new business undertaking.
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.