Violeta is widow with one child; she runs a general store in their community to make a living. She has been in this business for more than eight years, and it runs smoothly, so that she earns enough for their needs.
She recently joined GDMPC, and she got a loan to purchase additional goods to sell, like rice and feed.
She is hopeful that her business will be successful, and she will be able to continue her dream of improving their own house for a comfortable living in the 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.