Phebe D.'s main source of income comes from selling sugar, coffee, salt, canned goods (sardines) and candies in her community. She is a 27-year-old single woman from the village of Tabuan, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. Phebe has been in her business for over two years and earns approximately 8,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.
In 2009, Phebe joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Phebe is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase products to sell. This will be her first loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand her business.
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.