Florita comes from Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 61 years old. Florita is widowed and has two children. To make a living, Florita owns and operates a specialized retail store, selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap, sugar, candies, and toothpaste in the local community. Florita been in business for 8 years and earns 8,500 PHP a month. In 2007, Florita joined GDMPC. Florita is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve and 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.