Ofelia is 49 years old, married, with four children. She lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental.
To earn a living, she owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been in her business for over five years and earns PHP 45,000 every month.
She joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2009 and now she has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase feed and vitamins for her pigs. 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.