Jovita is married and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental with her family. To earn a living, she has been selling snacks for many years. With her earnings, she has been able to support her children's schooling. Jovita has requested a loan from GDMPC microcredit to buy raw ingredients to prepare more snacks to sell. She wants to build a retail store in her village in order to make her products more accessible. Her goal for the future is to improve the general living situation of her 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.