Emma is 42 years old, married with 2 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates an ice cream making business in the local community to earn a living. She has had business for over 6 years and earns 30,000 PHP every month. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010 and now she has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase raw ingredients needed to make ice cream. 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.