Emilyn is 63 years old, married, with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
To earn a living, she owns and operates a copra production in the local community. She has been in her business for over nine years and earns PHP 10,000 every month.
She joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2008 and now she has requested a loan of PHP 13,000 to purchase additional materials for making copra. 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.