Zenaida is 53 years old and married with one child. She lives Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur.
Zenaida owns and operates a retail business: which is making charcoal for sale to earn a living. She has been with her business over 15 years and earns 38,500PHP each month. She is a new member of GDMPC, and now she is requesting a loan of 40,000PHP to purchase additional coconut shells and to invest in renovating the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her 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.