Clemencia is from San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 56 years old, married, and has two school-aged children.
To earn a living, Clemencia prepares and sells cooked food for daily meals. She has been in her business for over 20 years and earns 10,000 PHP each month.
In 2010, Clemencia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new equipment and tools to expand her business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.