Leoma, married, is 32 years old and lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living she sells phone accessories. She loves fashion and new trends, and that entices her to engage in such activity. She has been operating this site for three years and earns PHP 10,000 each month. She has requested a loan for PHP 25,000 from GDMPC to obtain more phone accessories to sell. Leoma is a new member of the cooperative. In the future, she hopes to be more progressive in this venture.
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.