Ofelia is from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She is 49 years old and married with four children.
Ofelia owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for more than 10 years and earns approximately 30,500 PHP a month.
In 2008, Ofelia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities.
Ofelia is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase piglets to raise and sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand 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.