Anna Rizza is 24 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice for sale, to earn a living. She has been in her business for over two years and earns PHP 4,000 every month. She just joined GDMPC this year to gain access to financial services, and to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. 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.