Florita is from Bacolod, Ozamiz City. She is 53 years old. Florita is married and has five adult children. Florita owns & operates a swine business, raising pigs for sale. Florita has been engaged in her business for five years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month. In 2008, Florita joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Florita is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.