Raqueza is from Malaubang, Ozamiz City. She is 54 years old. Raqueza is married and has three children. To make a living, she makes and sells food. She has been engaged in her business for seven years and earns about 7,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, she joined GDMPC.
Raqueza is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement 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.