Luzviminda of Macabibo, Sapang Dalaga supports her four kids through her "nipa" panel making business. She’s 52 years old and married, and tries her best to earn on her own. For three years, she has managed this business and earns about 3,500 PHP per month. Right now, she needs to buy more "nipa" to be used in her business. She joined just this year and thanks GDMPC micro finance for the loan of 4,000 PHP they are providing to her. Luzviminda desires to improve her business in the future.
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.