Elenita is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 37 years old, married, and has four children.
To make a living, Elenita owns and operates a retail store selling daily use products in the local community. She has been in her business for four years and earns 7,000 PHP per month. In 2008, Elenita joined Kiva partner GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Elenita is requesting a new loan of 17,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.