Susana is married and a mother of two dependent children. She is 48 years old and lives in Calabayan, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Susana makes and sells manufactured items, such as baskets, to earn a living. She has had this business for five years. She earns PHP 3,000 each month doing this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 6,500 from GDMPC, to purchase raw materials to make into baskets and other items. Susana joined GDMPC this year. She hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.