Elena is from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She is 43 years old and married with two children.
To make a living, Elena sells pork and chicken products in the local community. Elena has been in this business for three years and earns 4,000 PHP a month from her business.
In 2009, Elena joined GDMPC. Elena is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy more pork and chicken to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general 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.