Cecilia is 48 years old, married with two children. She lives in Oroqueta City, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a food-vending business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 20,000 PHP every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell such as viands, rice, softdrinks and snacks. Her hopes and dreams are to improve her business and 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.