Rizalina, 54, is married with 2 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She raises pigs for sale in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 5 years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. She joined in GDMPC since the year 2007, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase feed for her pig-raising business. 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.