Cristy is 37 years old, married and the mother of 3 children. Cristy lives in Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental, where she has earned a living for the last 5 years by selling home and used products. She makes 15,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) a month and is applying for a loan for 25,000 PHP to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Cristy joined GDMPC in 2011 as a way to improve her family's 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.