Aljane F. is from the village of Poblacion 2 in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 30 years old, married, and has an infant. To make a living, Aljane owns and operates a retail store, while not the only means of generating revenue the main source of income is from selling clothes like blouses and others in the local community.Aljane engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Aljane joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous GDMPC loan of 15000 PHP used to to repair a business transport vehicle. Aljane is requesting her third loan, for 20000 PHP, to purchase additional products to sell.
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.