Mary Grace is 38 years old and lives in Lam-an, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and the mother of three children. Mary Grace operates a food vending business to earn a living. She has a small food stall at the market where she sells food items, snacks and refreshments. She has been running her business for five years and earns PHP 20,000 each month from this business.
Mary Grace has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 from GDMPC to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, Mary Grace hopes to have a food court in the city and earn more income.
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.