Shirly is 42 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a copra business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 8 years and earns 15,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010 and has now requested a loan of 24,000 PHP to purchase additional materials to make 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.