Raquel is married and has four children. She is 41 years old. She lives in Bocator, Tangub City. Raquel owns and operates a general store to earn a living. She's been in this business for three years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP with this business. She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to buy new items such as candies, milo (a brand of malted milk), shampoo, soap, etc. In 2011, Raquel joined GDMPC. In the future, Raquel hopes to expand and improve the business.
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.