Lavender is from Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. She is 32 years old. Lavender is married and has two children. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business. She has been engaged in her business for five years and earns 19,000 PHP a month. She is requesting a loan of 22,500 PHP, which will be used to repair her motorcycle so she can offer better service. She plans to use the additional revenue 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.