Aurea is from the village of Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte. She is 37 years old. Aurea is married and has six children.
To make a living, Aurea owns and operates a "sari-sari" (general store) business, selling a variety of different products in the local community. Aurea has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month from these activities.
In 2010, Aurea joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. Aurea is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell.
She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to supplement the family's 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.