Evelyn is from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 50 years old and married with three dependents. She owns and operates a computer shop to earn a living. Evelyn has been in this business for 12 years and earns an income of 17,000 PHP a month. She joined GDMPC in 2007. She requests a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase additional desktop computers and computer accessories. Evelyn hopes that in the near future she can have her own space for her internet cafe and not rent anymore.
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.