Rosauro is 69 years old and lives in Labo, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a widow and a mother of two adult-age dependents. Rosauro has a retail shop at home to earn a living. She sells personal products, food ingredients, and assorted food products. She has been engaged in this business for over 10 years. Each month, she earns a total of PHP 10,000 from these activities. She has requested a loan of PHP 15,000 at GDMPC to purchase additional products to sell. Rosauro has been a member of GDMPC for three years. In the future, Rosauro hopes to expand her retail shop and gain more income.
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.