Joy is 49 years old, married, has four children, and is from Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Joy has a business raising pigs. Joy has been raising livestock for one year & three months and she earns 30,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) a month.
In 2008, Lolita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. Joy is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. Joy wants to improve and expand her business.
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.