Carmelita is from Silanga, Tangub City. She is 44 years old. Carmelita is married and has five children. To earn a living, Carmelita has managed a general store for 12 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2008, Carmelita joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 16,500 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, and soaps. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family’s general living conditions.
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.