Lily is 38 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail business to earn a living. She has been in her business for more than five years and earns 6,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and her living situation. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and 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.