Rosalina is a 54-year-old married woman with three children. She lives in Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. Rosalina has been buying and selling fruits, particularly bananas, for two years now. She earns an income of 15,400 PHP per month.
Rosalina became a member of GDMPC in 2010. She is applying for a loan of 20,000 PHP, which she will use to buy more bananas and other fruits to sell. She hopes to expand her business one day.
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.