Lilita is 63 years old and separated with three children. She lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a clothing shop in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 10 years and earns 8,000PHP every month. She has been a member of Kiva partner GDMPC since the year 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000PHP in order to purchase additional clothing to sell. 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.