Ronelyn R. is from Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. She is 36 years old, married, and has one child. Ronelyn owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 25,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Ronelyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is applying for a loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase piglets to raise and sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.