Juana A. is from the village of Commonwealth, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 61 years old. Juana is married. To make a living, Juana owns & operates a business raising pigs for sale. Juana is just starting this business.
In 2009, Juana joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Juana has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase baby livestock to raise & sell in future. Juana is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will again be used to purchase breeding livestock. This will be the fourth loan taken out by Juana from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.