Carina lives in Ozamis City and helps her family through a manufacturing business, particularly the making of hollow blocks. She is a 37-year-old single woman with two children, who tries her best to earn on her own. For four years, she has managed this business and earns about 10,500 PHP per month. She would like to purchase tools and other equipment to expand the business. She joined this year and thanks Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative for the loan of 20,000 PHP. Carina wants to improve 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.