Candida is from Santa Cruz, Tangub city. She is 60 years old. Candida is married and has one child. Candida owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. Candida has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 4,000 PHP a month. In 2010, Candida joined GDMPC. Candida is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the 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.