Richmie is a 28-year-old woman living in Bangko, Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. She has been managing a transportation business for four years. She earns 7,500 PHP a month. In 2008, she became a member of GDMPC Micro-Credit and is now requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase a transportation vehicle to improve the business. In the future, she dreams to have an expansion of 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.