Marcela is married, 51 years of age, and lives in Silanga, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, together with her 5 kids. Marcela operates a sari-sari store to earn a living. She has been in this business for 12 years, and she earns 10,000 PHP every month. She is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase supplementary goods for her general store. She joined GDMPC in 2009. Marcela wishes that her business will expand.
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.