Remedios is a widow with four children. She is 63 years old and resides in Lapinig, Kapatagan. Remedios owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living. She has been in this business for three years. Each month, she earns about 3,500 PHP. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar, and coffee. In 2009, Remedios joined GDMPC. In the future, she wants to build a house and to increase the family's 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.