Milagros is 51 years old and single. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business of raising pigs for sale in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 14,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2010 to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. And now, she has requested a loan of 17,000 PHP to purchase feeds for her pigs. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.