Benelyn is married and a mother of two school-aged dependents. Benelyn is 32 years old and lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. To earn a living, she has a small market and a video-k at home for entertainment. She had this business for seven years. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000 in this business. Benelyn has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 from GDMPC to purchase refreshments to sell. Benelyn has been a member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Benelyn hopes to expand her business and have another store in the town.
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.