Ma. Victoria is 39 years old and lives in Curvada, Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur with her three children. For the last five years, she has earned a living by buying and selling various kinds of fruits. She earns about 10,000 PHP a month. In 2010, she joined GDMPC. She is applying for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy more types of fruits to sell. She plans to use the additional income made possible by this loan to improve her family's 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.