Mary is 35 years old and married with 1 child. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a food vending business in the local community to earn a living. She has operated her business for over 2 years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC this year and she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase additional food to sell such as meat and soft drinks. Her hopes and dreams are to have a better future and improve her living situation.
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.