Adeltrodez, 64, is from Clarin, Misamis Occidental int he Philippines. She is owns and manages a retail store (sari-sari) selling grocery in the local community. She earns PHP 8,000 a month from the business, which she has been running for 15 years. In 2008, she joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services and is currently requesting a loan of PHP 10,000 for additional capital. 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.