Emelia is from Solinog, Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is 40 years old. Emelia is married and has 3 children. To make a living, Emelia owns and operates a retail store selling daily use products such as pancit, sardines, noodles, eggs, biscuits, candies, milk, shampoo, soap and toothpaste. Emelia has been engaged in her business for four years and earns 8,000PHP a month. In 2010, Emelia joined GDMPC. Emelia is requesting a loan of 20,000PHP which will be used to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.
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.