Alma S. is from the village of Dicoloc, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 39 years old and married with three adult children. To make a living, Alma owns and operates a "sari-sari" or general store selling daily-use products like shampoo, soap, and toothpaste in the local community. Alma has been engaged in her business for over eight years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.
In 2007, Alma joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from GDMPC, which was used to purchase additional products to sell. Alma is requesting a new loan of 25000 PHP to purchase more products. This will be her fifth loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business and supplement her family's needs.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.
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About GDMPCGata 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.
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