Leonides is 62 years old and lives in Aurora Zamboanga del Sur. She is married and a mother of four adult-aged children. Her husband is a wilder and has a little shop.
Leonides is in a service-based business, she is a tailor. To earn a living she accepts orders like school uniforms, uniform for teachers, office uniforms, sports uniforms and others. She has been in this business for many years, about 35 years in service, and she earns about 7, 530 PHP a month. She is very happy doing this type of business. This is the main source of income for the family. Indeed, the income generated helps a lot for the education of her children. In fact, her oldest child earned a college degree and she is very proud of this.
Leonides, went to the office to request a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase thread and cloth. This is the first cycle of loan taken by Leonides from GDMPC. Leonides plans in the future to buy another sewing machine.
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.