Monina is 53 years old and married with four children. She is from Poblacion, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. Monina buys and sells ready-to-wear dresses and other clothes. She had been in this business for 34 years and earns 18,000 PHP a month. Monina joined GDMPC in 2007. Monina is requesting a loan of 35,000 PHP to buy more ready-to-wear clothes to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.