Cristy is 30 years old, married and has three children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. Cristy owns and manages a general store to earn a living. She has had this business for 7 years. Each month she earns Php 10,000 from her store. Cristy requested a loan of Php 34,000 to buy more items such as eggs, noodles, shampoo, soap and toothpaste. Cristy has been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, she hopes that her business will expand and she will be able to sustain her family’s daily needs.
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.