Eugenia is a 60-year-old resident of Lantungan, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. She provides for her children's needs from the little amount of PHP 3,000 she makes monthly from her pig business. She has had this business for three years and the money she makes supplements the income her husband earns. This year she became a member of GDMPC, and she applied for a loan of PHP 5,000 to buy feeding supplies. Eugenia wants to expand her business someday.
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.