Meriam is forty-three years old, married, with three children. She happily lives in Liloan, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Meriam is engaged in the food business, cooking and selling a variety of foods. She has been in this business for over ten years. She is not engaged in any other line of business. Meriam is hands-on with her business. The return is quite good. The micro-credit requested is to purchase food & drinks for the restaurant
. Meriam plans to make her business bigger and from the income generated will pay for her children’s education.
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.