Teresita is from Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She's a 48-year-old married woman wirh 6 children. She has owned and operated a sari-sari store (general store) at home for the past 3 years and earns 6,000 PHP monthly from business operations. She became a GDMPC member in 2011, and is now requesting a loan of 9,000 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, soaps, etc. She hopes to sustain the store's revolving funds to prolong business operations.
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.