Medela is from Labo, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 61-years-old. Medela is married and has two adult children.
To make a living, Medela owns and operates a motor cab transport business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from providing motor cab transport to local community members. Medela is 20 years in this business and earns PHP 15,000 monthly.
In 2004, Medela joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Medela is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP, which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business and to improve her general living conditions.
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.