Olegaria is from Liposong, Ozamiz City. She is 49 years old and married with six children. To support their daily expenses, she runs a grocery store. Olegaria has been running this business for 15 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month. In 2007, Olegaria joined GDMPC. Olegaria is requesting a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, milo (brand of malted milk), shampoo, soaps etc. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.