Violeta, 45 years old, is from Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has 5 children. Violeta owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of goods. She has been in her business for 10 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month from it. Violeta joined GDMPC in 2010. She is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy items such as milk, diapers, food products, etc. Violeta plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
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.