Rowena is married and has 3 children. Rowena is 34 years old and resides in Calabayan, Ozamis City. Rowena owns and operates a business venture, providing hairdressing to local community members to earn a living; she's been in this business for 8 years. Each month, she earns 12,000 PHP doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 13,500 PHP to purchase dresses to sell and expand the services provided. In 2007, Rowena joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.
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.