Romanita is from Sto Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 58 years old. Romanita is a widow and has one child. To make a living, Romanita has been running a general store for eight years and earns 5,800 PHP a month for these activities.
Romanita is requesting a loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items such as candies, milo (brand of malted milk), shampoo, soaps etc. In 2008, Romanita joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.