Cecelia is from the village of Gabunon in the municipality of Tambulig. She is 42 years old. Cecelia is married and has six children. To make a living, Cecelia runs a general store, selling a variety of foods and home-use products in the local community. Cecelia has been in her business for 5 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month for these activities. Cecelia is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, and soaps. In 2010, Cecelia joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.