Shiela is from Gango, Ozamiz City. She is 36 years old. Shiela is married and has one child. For a living, Shiela owns and operates a transportation business in the services sector. Shiela has been engaged in this business for 5 years and earns 10,000 PHP per month from her activities. In 2007, Shiela joined GDMPC. She is now requesting a loan of 45,000 PHP, which she will use to repair existing vehicles to provide better service. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.