Ruth is a 46-year-old resident of Sto. Niño, Tukuran. Ruth has provided her three children's needs from the little amount of 14,000 she has earned monthly from her Tupperware items business for 4 years as an aid to the income earned by her husband. However, in 2010 she became a member of GDMPC, and she is applying for a loan at GDMPC micro finance of 50,000 PHP to buy more Tupperware items to sell. Ruth wants to expand her business one day.
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.