Luzviminda is from Catadman, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 64 years old and widowed. Luzviminda prepares and sells cooked food for daily meals. She has been in her business for eight years and earns 6,000 PHP a month. In 2006, Luzviminda joined GDMPC. Luzviminda is requesting a loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase the raw ingredients needed to make dishes. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business.
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.