Luz is a 50-year old resident of Mailen, Clarin. Luz provides for her 6 children's needs from the little amount of 5,000 PHP she gains monthly from her own piggery business she's had for 3 years. However, in 2011 she became a member of GDMPC. She has applied for a loan at GDMPC micro finance for 10,000 PHP to buy feeding supplies and piglets to raise. Luz wants to expand to 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.