At age 51, Leonila is married and lives in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Leonila owns and operates a food market, where she sells a variety of different products to earn a living. She has been in this business for five years. Each month, she earns 8,000 PHP from her business.
Leonila has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase more fruits, food and drinks. In 2011, Leonila joined GDMPC. In the future, Leonila wants to improve her living situation.
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.