Emilita, 47, is married and resides in Calabayan, Ozamis City. Emilita owns and operates a business venture, making and selling a variety of baked goods in the local community. Emilita has been engaged in her business for eight years and earns 5,300 PHP a month. Emilita is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase ingredients needed to make baked goods to sell. She became a member of GDMPC in 2011. 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.