Perlita is 55 years old and married with 4 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. She has been with her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP every month.
She has been with GDMPC since the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 12,500 PHP to purchase additional products to sell, like canned goods, shampoo, soap, sugar and coffee. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.