Richel is 31 years old, married with three children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a retail business selling rice in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over three years and earns 8,000 PHP every month.
She joined in GDMPC in the year 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase a new weight scale. 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.