Esther is 49 years old and is married with two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Esther owns and operates a motorcycle transport business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over six years and earns 10,000 PHP every month.
Esther joined GDMPC in 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 18,000 PHP to purchase spare parts and new tires so she can provide a better service. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand 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.