Selveria is a widow with three children. Selveria is 65 years old and lives in Tagudalo, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. To earn a living, she sells personal products such as lotions, bras, and more. She has been operating this business for five years and earns 6,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan for 10,000 PHP from GDMPC to obtain more personal products to sell. Selveria has been a member of the cooperative since 2008. In the future, Selveria hopes to be more progressive in this venture and would like to be able to expand the facility and product offerings to attract more customers.
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.