Lucia is from Villalin, Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. She is 51 years old. Lucia is married and has 4 children. To make a living, Lucia owns and operates a business selling snack foods like banana cue to the local community. Lucia has been engaged in her business for 9 years and earns 4,200 PHP a month from these activities. In 2008, Lucia joined GDMPC. Lucia is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make her products. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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.