Vema is a young entrepreneur, married with two children, and resides in Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She runs a general store to make a living.
Vema borrowed a loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC micro-credit to purchase rice and corn grits for sale as additional working capital. She wants to prove that with this little amount she can provide for the needs of her children and be able to improve the living situation of her family in the near future.
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.