Guillerma, 54 years old, is from Gango Rizal, Ozamis City. She is married and has 5 children. For the past 13 years, Guillerma has run a sari-sari (general) store where she sells both food and daily use products in the local community. Guillerma earns PHP 5,000 a month. She is requesting a loan of PHP 10,500 to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Guillerma joined GDMPC in 2010. She dreams of business expansion 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.