Rizalina is a 64-year-old resident of Cabungaan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Rizalina has been helping her family with their needs from the little amount of 15,000 PHP that she has been gaining monthly from her coconut production business for the last 25 years. However, in 2007, she became a member of GDMPC and applied for a loan at GDMPC for 50,000 PHP to purchase farm fertilizer. Rizalina wants to expand her business one day.
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.