Merie Joy is from Labayo, Tangub City. She's 32 years old, married and has one child. She manages a transport vehicle business as a source of income. Merie Joy has been engaged in the transportation business for five years and earned PHP 5,000 a month from her business. In 2011, Merie Joy joined GDMPC. Merie Joy asked for a loan of PHP 13,000 to purchase vehicle spare parts and accessories to improve the business. She plans to use the generated income from the business to expand and improve the 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.