Pinky Rose is 23 years old. She is married and has two little kids. The family settles for a living in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Pinky Rose keeps herself busy raising pigs, a business she started two years ago. She makes sure that the pigs' shelter is clean every day and feeds them on time. The family has alternative means to generate income, but cash inflows are taken primarily from selling these pigs. Each month, she earns approximately 9,000 Philippines pesos (PHP). She has requested a loan of PHP 15,000 at GDMPC to purchase feeding supplies for the piglets.
This is the first loan application made by Pinky Rose in the cooperative. She hopes that through this investment, she can provide necessary nourishment for the animals and sell them at a good cost in the future. She plans to expand the piggery and raise more.
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.