Oldalia is from Segatic Daku, Clarin. She is 38 years old. Oldalia is married and has 5 children. To make a living, Oldalia owns and operates a charcoal sales business venture. Oldalia has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month from these activities. In 2010, Oldalia joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to purchase coconut shells for making charcoal. 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.