Lorna is 46 years old and lives in the village of Segatic Daku, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and the mother of two children. Lorna has a food vending business to earn a living. Her main source of income comes from selling barbecued food in her community. She has been in this type of business for 26 years. She earns 6,000 PHP each month from these activities.
Lorna has requested a loan of 11,300 PHP from GDMPC to purchase raw ingredients to barbecue and purchase kitchen utensils for food preparation. She has been a member of GDMPC for 2 years. In the future, Lorna hopes to expand her barbecue vending and have a stall in the city for food vending.
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.