Salome S. is from the city of Catadman, Ozamiz Ctiy. She is 32 years old, married and has 2 school-age children. To make a living, Salome owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, soft drinks, junk foods and etc., in the local community. Salome has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Salome joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Salome is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Salome from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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.