Kristelle Lira is from Gata, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is a 27-year-old married woman with one child. She has a business providing motor transportation in the local community. She's been doing this business for four years, earning 15,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) a month.
She borrowed 30,000 PHP from GDMPC micro credit to fully pay the costs of her motorbike, which she acquired last year. She hopes to expand her business in order to have a better future with the 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.