Lumenica, married, is 34 years old and lives in Upper Bayao, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. Lumenica owns and operates a retail business where she sells a variety of different products. She established the retail business as a way of generating extra income of 4,000 PHP per month. She has been engaged in this type of business for 4 years. Lumenica requested a loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. She intends to use the money from the loan to buy more dried fish to sell. Lumenica has been a good member of GDMPC for 2 years. In the future, Lumenica wants to make an expansion to her business.
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.