Rosalina is 40 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a general store in her community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over three years and earns 10,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2011, and now she has applied for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy additional products to sell, such as vegetables, coffee and sugar. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve the living conditions of her family.
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.