Rita is from Seti, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 45 years old and married with one child. To make a living, Rita owns and operates a general store. Rita has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns 3,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Rita joined GDMPC. Rita is requesting a loan of 6,500 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, and soaps to sell in her store.
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.