To make a living, Ethel manages her own business weaving and selling nipa (palm leaves) in her village. Doing this for three years, she has been able to support the needs of her family. Ethel borrowed a new loan from GDMPC micro credit to buy additional palm leaves. In the future, she wants to improve and expand her business to gain more income for 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.