Lucia is from Villaflor, Oroquieta City, Philippines. She is 51 years old, married, and has 3 children. To make a living, Lucia provides transportation within the local community using her motor cab. She has been in this business for 12 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month. In 2005, Lucia joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to repair her existing vehicle so she can provide better service. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business improvement to meet the daily needs 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.