Lucita is from Catadman, Ozamiz City. She is 51 years old. Lucita is married and has 7 children. To make a living, she manages a business planting and harvesting seaweeds for sale. She has been engaged in her business for 4 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2011, Lucita joined GDMPC. Lucita is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to buy seedlings and twine to expand the business. 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.