Oldalia is 38 years old and married with five children. She lives in Segatic Daku, Misamis Occidental. For over 10 years, she has owned and operated a charcoal selling business in the local community. She earns 9,000 PHP per month. Oldalia joined GDMPC in 2010. She is requesting a loan of 32,000 PHP for additional capital for her charcoal business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to expand the business into a coconut buying and selling 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.