Dionesia is married with four children. She manages her food-vending business while her husband does farming. She has been doing this for many years and it helps the family a lot. She took a new loan from GDMPC microcredit to buy raw ingredients to prepare grilled foods. This picture of Dionesia was taken with her assistant while they were preparing stuff to cook. She wants to improve her business and improve the general living of the entire 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.