Helen is from Macabayao, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 47 years old. Helen is married and has 5 children. To make a living, she raises pigs for sale. Helen has been engaged in her business for 20 years and earns 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2008, Helen joined GDMPC. Now, she is requesting a loan of 4,500 PHP, which she will use to purchase feeding supplies. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.