Estella is from Tabuan, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 36 years old. Estella is married and has nine children.
To make a living, Estella owns & operates a business in the food sector, selling a variety of fruits and vegetables in the local community. Estella has been in her business for two years and earns 4,000 PHP a month from these activities.
In 2011, Estella joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Estella is requesting a loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase more fruit to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.