Victoria is 44 years old, married and the mother of three children. Victoria lives in Kapalaran, Tambulig, where she has earned a living for the last 30 years by selling home products and used items. She makes PHP 15,000 a month and is applying for a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Victoria joined GDMPC in 2010 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.