Lydia is living in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is 53 years old and has two children. She owns and operates a general store that has existed for more than 19 years now, quite a long time. Every month, she earns about 9,000 PHP.
Lydia joined GDMPC in 2006. With her loan of 20,000 PHP, she intends to purchase new items such as candies, milo (brand of malted milk), shampoo, soaps, etc. She hopes to expand her business inventory range and repair the store's look to increase sales.
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.