Linda is 30 years old, married with 3 children. She lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for more than 5 years and earns 10,000PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 13,000PHP to purchase additional products to sell such as canned goods, sugar, coffee and eggs. In the future, she wants to improve her home and 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.