Felisa is married and has three children. She is 57 years old and lives in Romarate, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
Felisa sells charcoal to earn a living and she has been in this business for four years. Felisa earns 7,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP in order to purchase additional coconut shells to make charcoal for charcoal trading. Felisa has been a member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Felisa hopes to expand 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.