Beverly is 60 years old and married. She lives in Mailen, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, where she has earned a living for the last five years by selling home and used products. She makes PHP 8,000 per month and is applying for a loan for PHP 17,500 to purchase additional products, like canned goods, noodles, sugar, and coffee. Beverly joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2011 as a way to improve her family's living conditions.
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.