Celnape, 35 years old, is from San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married and has three children. Celnape operates a general store, selling a variety of food and household products. She has been in business for five years and earns 15,000 PHP a month from her business. Celnape is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. 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.