Mercita is from Calabayan, Ozamiz City. She is 44 years old, married, and has 2 children. To make a living, she makes and sells food. She's been in business for 5 years and earns about 4,000 PHP a month.
In 2011, Mercita joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make the food she sells. 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.