Esterlita is 54 years old and married with two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business to earn a living. She has been in this business for over five years and earns 20,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase spare parts and tires. In the future, Esterlita wants to make improvements of her house and 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.