Perlie Grace is a 31-year-old resident of Bolinsong, Bonifacio. She provides for her 2 children from the small income of 20,000 PHP she earns monthly from her piggery business. She has been running this business for 10 years as an aid to the income her husband brings home. Since 2010 she's been a member of GDMPC, and she is applying for a loan of 50,000 PHP to buy feeding supplies. Perlie Grace wants to expand her business one day.
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.