Cresencia is 60 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in Jemeniz, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail general store in the local community to earn a living. She has been with her business for over 10 years, and she earns 9,000 PHP every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell, like coffee, sugar, shampoo, soap and canned goods. She plans to use the additional profit 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.