Erlinda is 64 years old, married and has four children. She is from Malibangcao, Clarin. To make a living, Erlinda has been running a general store for 13 years and earns 8,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month. In 2005, Erlinda joined GDMPC. She is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. She plans to use additional revenue to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.