Nancy is 40 years old and married with five children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business selling fruits and vegetables in the local community. She has been in this business for over four years and earns 6,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 11,500 PHP to purchase additional fruits and vegetables to sell. In the future, she wants to make improvements on her house and 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.