Cherry is 31 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates an agricultural business raising pigs for sale to earn a living. She has been in this business for over five years and earns 9,000 PHP every month.
Cherry joined GDMPC in 2009, and now she has requested a loan of 10,500 PHP to purchase pig feed. 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.