Regina is from Dela Paz, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 73 years old. Regina is widowed and has nine adult-aged children. To make a living, she operates a family business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns approximately 15,000 a month for these activities. In 2004, Regina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Regina is requesting a new loan of 35,000 PHP which will be used to purchase livestock feed. 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.