Presentacion is a 56-year-old married woman with three children from Bobongan, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga Del Sur. In order to make a living, she owns and operates a manufacturing business, which sells specially manufactured products to local businesses and community members. Presentacion has been in her business for 8 years and earns 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Presentacion joined GDMPC. She is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw materials in order to manufacture additional products. 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.