Alma is from Lantungan, Aurora. She is 50 years old. She is married and has 2 kids. To make a living, she makes and sells snack food. She has been engaged in her business for 3 years and earns about 3,000 PHP a month from this business. In 2011, she joined GDMPC. Alma is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP. This loan will be used to purchase raw ingredients to make products for sale. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.
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.