Rizalina is 58 years old and a widow with three children. She lives in Mahayahay, Aurora.
She owns and operates a business venture, selling a variety of vegetables to earn a living, and she's been six years in this business. Each month, she earns PHP 6,000 doing this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase additional vegetables to sell.
In 2009, Rizalina joined GDMPC. Positively, she simply hopes for the business to improve.
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.