Ma. Ruth is 55 years old and lives in La Victoria, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married, has 4 children and earns a living by running a general store. She has been in this business for 6 years and earns 6,000 PHP per month. She joined GDMPC in 2010 and is requesting a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. She plans to use the additional revenue 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.