Cipriana is married, 55 years of age, and lives in Gala, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental together with her two kids. Cipriana buys and sells bamboo trees to earn a living. She has been in this business for five years and she earns 5,000 PHP every month. She is requesting a loan of 7,650 PHP to purchase equipment for bamboo cleaning. She joined GDMPC in 2007. In the future, Cipriana will use her income to support her kids in their studies until they finish college and in their daily needs.
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.