Cerela is married and has 6 children. She is 53 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Cerela runs a general store to earn a living. She has been doing this for 21 years. She earns 6,000 PHP a month from the business. She has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP from GDMPC to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Cerela been a member of GDMPC since 2007. In the future, Cerela hopes to expand her store in order to earn more 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.