Evangeline R. is from the village of Curvada, Tukuran Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 41 years old. Evangeline is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Evangeline owns and operates a pedicab transport services. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 3,200 PHP a month.
In 2009, Evangeline joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Evangeline has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC. Evangeline is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to expand her business. This loan will be Evangeline's second loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the living conditions of her family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units offices that cover 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.