Lupa is a married entrepreneur with four children who operates a general store to make a living. Aside from this, her husband does farming, their main source of income. For thirteen years in running the business and in farming, Lupa has earned well to support the needs of her family and was able to sustain her business.
Lupa borrowed a loan from GDMPC to purchase additional grocery goods to sell. She hopes to improve the business to ensure a better source of income for the family in the future.
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.