Medela, 73, is married with 4 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a tailoring business in the local community. She's been with her business over 15 years and earns 20,000 PHP every month. Medela joined GDMPC in 2009. She is requesting a loan of 32,500 PHP to purchase additional equipment and tools such as needles and threads. 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.