Angelita is 41 years old, married, and lives in Clarin with her 9 children. She earns a living through firewood vending. She has been doing this for four years and earns 4,000 PHP a month from this work. Angelita has applied for a loan of 6,000 PHP at GDMPC to buy more firewood to sell. She has been a member of GDMPC for four years already. She hopes 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.