Elma is 29 years old, married with three children. She lives in Tukuran, 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 three years and earns 8,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 11,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell like noodles, coffee, sugar, shampoo and soap. In the future, she wants to make improvements on 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.