Rubie, a 52-year-old married woman with three children, resides in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. After losing her capital in a retail store, Rubie was determined to find a way to provide for her family. She borrowed a loan from Gata Daku MPC to buy grocery goods for sale. She helped her husband to make money and be able to give comfort to 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.