Remedios earns a living from selling goods in her retail store, while her husband does farming. For six years, Remedios has earned well and sustained the business. She has also purchased some home improvements like appliances from her own earnings. To add inventory capital, she borrowed a loan from GDMPC micro credit to buy additional grocery goods to sell. She hopes to have more returns in order to generate additional income, for the purpose of improving the general living situation of the entire 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.