Erlinda, who is separated, is 41 years old and lives in Carmen Annex, Osamiz City. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business. She established the business as a way of generating extra income and earns about 10,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) per month. She has been engaged in this type of service for 2 years.
Erlinda just recently became a member of GDMPC. She requested a loan of 20,000 PHP and intends to use the money from the loan to purchase motorcycle spare parts and accessories. In the future, she wants to purchase more motorcycles to use in her business.
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.