Ritchell, 31 years old, is a married entrepreneur from Acad, Aurora with three children and is earning a living from her transport service business. It has been operating for almost two years now and she earns 6,000 PHP a month. To improve her business, she is borrowing the amount of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC micro credit which she just joined in 2009 to obtain accessories and tires. Before long, she’s hopeful of the possibility of expanding her business.
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.