Susan is a 59-year-old widow with two children. She lives in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business of selling charcoal in the local community. She's been with her business over 10 years and earns approximately 1,700 PHP each month. She joined GDMPC in 2012 and now she is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase coconut shells to make charcoal. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business.
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.