Hazel P. is from the village of Northern Pob., Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is 33 years old. Hazel is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Hazel owns & operates a business selling cosmetic and fragrance products. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling cosmetic and fragrance to local community members. Hazel has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Hazel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Hazel is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand product offering. This will be the first loan taken out by Hazel from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three unit offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolk 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.