Elvie is 30 years old and married with three children. She is from Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Elvie manages a retail store for a living. The work gives her a total of PHP 4,500 income a month.
In 2010, she joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 from the cooperative to purchase new items, such as candies, milo, shampoo, soaps, etc.
She hopes to spare a portion of her earnings for maintenance costs and to expand her current offerings.
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.