Visa Joy is 31 years old, married and the mother of 1 child. She lives in Swp, Calamba, where she has earned a living for the last 5 years by selling general merchandise/accessories. She makes PHP 15,000 a month and is applying for a loan for PHP 50,000 to obtain more accessories to sell. Recently, Visa Joy joined GDMPC as a way to improve her family's living conditions.
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.