Cristy is 33 years old and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is married and a mother of two children. Cristy has a general store allowing her to gain an income of 8,000 PHP a month for 3 years. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP from GDMPC to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Cristy been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, Cristy hopes to expand her business and aspires to improve her family standards.
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.