Virginia is 33 years old. She is married with two children. She lives in Alindahaw, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Virginia is a retailer of various ready-made or RTW products like lotion, perfumes and more. Every month she earns PHP 8,000. In 2011, Virginia joined GDMPC. She has applied for a loan of PHP 15,000 to procure more items such as soaps, shampoo, lipstick, etc. She expects to gain more revenue to improve the general living conditions of the 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.