Diosalou is 28 years old. She is married and lives in Aurora, Zambo. del Sur, Philippines. She has one school-aged child. She has owned and operated a retail store for three years to earn a living. Every month, she receives PHP 5,000. Earlier this year, Diosalou joined GDMPC. She has applied for a loan of PHP 5,000 to purchase grocery items to sell. She plans to expand the business to make 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.