Filomena is a 58-year old resident of Ozamis City. She provides for her 3 children's needs from the little amount of 7,000 PHP she gains monthly from her piggery business which she has owned for 8 years. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. Filomena applied for a loan at GDMPC micro-finance for 7,500 PHP to buy feeding supplies. Filomena wants to make expansion to 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.