Erlinda is 54 years old, residing at Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. Philippines. Erlinda is married and has two children.
To earn a living, Erlinda owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products. She has been in this business for six years, and from it she earns PHP 3,000 a month.
She requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to purchase new items so she can expand her product offering. In 2011, Erlinda joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Erlinda wants 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.