Sheila is 44 years old and married, with five children. She is from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
She owns and operates a retail store at home to earn a living. For five years of running the store, Sheila gets PHP 10,000 a month. In 2007, Sheila joined GDMPC.
She is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000, which will be used to buy additional products to sell, such as grocery items and school and office supplies. Sheila hopes for further improvement of the business operations to gain more income.
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.