Estrella, 37, is a married woman with three children who lives in Sta. Cruz, Tangub City. She earns a living through a snack food vending business. She has been doing this for 10 years and earns 5000 PHP a month from this work.
Estrella has applied for a loan of 17500 PHP from GDMPC to buy more snack foods to sell. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. She hopes to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.