Noela is 63 years old, and is a married mother of five children. She lives in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, where she has earned a living for the past five years by selling goods in the community. Noela's husband is a farmer.
As a way of improving her family's living conditions, she joined GDMPC, and is applying for a loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase additional products to sell in her store, such as rice, canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee.
In the future, Noela wants to see her children become successful.
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.