Mercidita is 39 years old, is married and has six dependents. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. Mercidita has run a sari-sari (variety) store for two years, earning a monthly income of 15,000 PHP (Philippines pesos).
In 2010, Mercidita became a member of GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy items such as milk, diapers, food products, etc. With the loan, Mercidita hopes to boost her income and improve her family’s general living conditions.
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.