Rebecca M. is from the city of Hinagdong, Ozamiz City. She is 40 years old, married and has 2 school-aged children. Rebecca owns and operates a farming business, planting and harvesting bananas for sale. Rebecca has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month from it.
In 2009, Rebecca joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rebecca has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. Rebecca is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be the second loan taken out by Rebecca from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units 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.