Teresita is 47 years old, married with three children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental.
To earn a living, Teresita owns and operates a beauty salon in the local community. She has been in her business for over six years, and earns 15,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase an additional beauty salon.
In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house, and 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.