Mary Grace owns and operates a plot of farmland, cultivating fruit trees and harvesting their fruit for sale to earn a living. With her good income from farming, she was able to start up a new business raising pigs for sale. To boost her pigs, she took out a new loan to purchase feeding supplies. In the future, Mary Grace hopes to build a pigpen for 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.