Johna, 49, is married and has four children. She lives in Dinas, Sinacaban. Johna is operating a service-based business, providing transportation services to local community members. She has been in this business for 7 years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to purchase spare parts and accessories for her vehicle. Johna been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, Johna wants to purchase another transport vehicle to improve her business.
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.