Lucita is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 46 years old, married, and has two children.
To make a living, Lucita is running a general store, which sells a variety of food and home-use products for the local community. Lucita has been in this business for 6 years and earns 4,000 PHP a month from her business activities.
Lucita is requesting a loan of 9,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her store's product offering.
In 2010, Lucita joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.