Mira is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 32 years old, is married, and has two children. Mira owns and operates a business raising pigs to sell. She has been engaged in her business for 6 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Mira joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Mira is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.