Lourgen is 37 years old and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has four children. Lourgen has operated a motorcycle rental business for six years, earning a monthly income of 12,500 PHP from it. She is requesting a loan of 14,500 PHP to purchase tires and spare parts used in the business. In 2009, Lourgen joined GDMPC. She hopes 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.