Paulita is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is a separated 61-year-old with six children. To make a living, Paulita operates a general store. Paulita has been engaged in this business for 3 years and earns 12,000 PHP per month from these activities. Paulita is requesting a loan in the amount of 20,000 PHP which she will use to buy products such as candy, cigarettes, shampoo, and soap. In 2010, Paulita joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies and 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.