Ruby is 34 years old, married and the mother of three children. She lives in Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental, where she owns and operates a farm. She has been in business for over six years and earns PHP 22,000 a month. She joined GDMPC in 2011, and is requesting a loan for PHP 20,000 to buy fertilizer. Her dream for the future is to provide a good life to her children and improve her living conditions.
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.