Ofelia is from Sta. Maria, Tangub City. She is 48 years old and married with 4 children. Ofelia raises pigs to sell, and she has been doing this for 12 years. She earns 20,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Ofelia joined Kiva partner, GDMPC. Ofelia is requesting a loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. 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.