Efrena is 51 years old and married with five children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and manages a retail business in the local community to earn a living. She has been with her business for more than seven years and earns 30,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2008.
Efrena has requested a loan of 35,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell such as canned goods, shampoo, soap and rice. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.