Gina is 40 years old and married with 4 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 6 years and earns 13,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods, noodles, sugar, coffee and eggs. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and to improve the general 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.