Cistina is 24 years old, married with two children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. To earn a living, she owns and operates a retail business which is selling cosmetics in the local community. She has been in her business for over three years and earns 10,000 PHP every month.
She joined in GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell such as lotion and soap. Her hopes and dreams in life are to have a better future and to improve her living situation.
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.