Maria Fe, 50 years old, is from Dela Paz, Clarin. She is widowed and has three children. Maria Fe has owned and operated a transportation service for 8 years, earning 10,000 PHP a month. Maria Fe joined GDMPC in 2005. She is requesting a loan of 21,500 PHP, which will be used to purchase vehicle spare parts and accessories. Maria Fe 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.