Daisy O. is from the village of Maquilao Tangub City. She is 28 years old. Daisy is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Daisy owns & operates a "sari-sari" or general store. In her store, Daisy stocks and sells daily use products such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc. to local community members. Daisy is just starting this business.
In 2008, Daisy joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to have the ability to engage in business activities. Daisy has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8000 PHP from GDMPC. Daisy is requesting a new loan of 12000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the fourth loan taken out by Daisy from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.
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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.