Carmena is a married woman with five children. Carmena is 39 years old and resides in Calabayan, Ozamis City, in the Philippines. Carmena owns and operates a motorcycle transport business to earn a living. She's been in the business for five years. Each month, she earns PHP 35,000 doing this type of work. She requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase additional vehicle spare parts. Carmena has been a member of GDMPC for almost three years. In the future, Carmena wants to build a house and have her children finish their studies.
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.