Rosario is 50 years old, married with two children. She lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a food vending business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 2,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2005, and now she has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase additional food to sell. Her hopes and dreams are to improve her business and 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.