Gloria is from Carmen Annex, Ozamiz City. She is 57 years old, a widow and has two children. To make a living, Gloria owns and operates a transportation services business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from operating motorcycle-transport services. Gloria been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) a month for these activities.
In 2010, Gloria joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to repair the existing vehicle for 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.