Shiella G. is from the village of Sulipat, Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is 32 years old. Shiella is married and has two infant children. To make a living, Shiella operates her family's business of raising and selling coconut crops in the local community. Shiella has been engaged in the business for over two years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.
Shiella joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Shiella is requesting a loan of 4,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional coconuts for resale. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Shiella from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.
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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.