Cynthia is is 54 years old, married and the mother of two children. She lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, where she has earned a living for the last ten years by selling home and used products. She earns PHP 10,000 a month and is applying for a loan of PHP 40,000 to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. She joined GDMPC in 2012 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.