Darlene is from the Mabini Annex, Ozamiz City. She is 32 years old and is married with three children. Darlene owns and operates a business providing motor transport services. She has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns 10,500 PHP a month. In 2009, Darlene joined GDMPC. Darlene is requesting a loan of 16,000 PHP which will be used to repair her vehicle in order to provide better service. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her 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.