Myrna is 57 years old and married with four children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a food vending business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 7,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. Her hopes and dreams are to have a better future and improve her living situation.
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.