Lourgen is 36 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married and has 5 children. Lourgen has operated a motorcycle rental business for 6 years, earning a monthly income of PHP 7,000 from it. She has requested a loan of PHP 11,700 to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. In 2004, Lourgen joined GDMPC. She hopes to improve her family's 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.