Celnape, 35 years old, is from San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married and has three children. Celnape operates a general store in the local community, selling a variety of food and household products. She has been in business for 5 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month from it.
Celnape is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand product offering. In 2006, Celnape joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.