Inocensia B. is from the city of Gango Ozamiz City. She is 54 years old. Inocensia is married and has three adult children.
Inocensia owns a business venture in which she provides boarding house (lodging house for students) services in the local community. Inocensia has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 11,000 PHP a month.
In 2006, Inocensia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Inocensia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from GDMPC. Inocensia is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide her service. This loan will be the 10th loan taken out by Inocensia from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to continue to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.