Clara is a widow with 3 children. Clara is 63 years old and resides in Canibungan Daku, Clarin. Clara owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living. She's been in this business for 8 years. Each month, she earns 3,000 PHP doing this type of work. She requested a loan of 5,500 PHP to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. In 2011, Clara joined GDMPC. In the future, Clara wants to build a house and pay for her children's education.
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.