Gertrudes L. is from the village of Talairon, Oroq.City. She is 70 years old. Gertrudes is married and has four adult children.
To make a living, Gertrudes owns and operates general store. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 2,500 PHP a month.
In 2007, Gertrudes joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. Gertrudes has successfully repaid a previous loan from GDMPC. Gertrudes is requesting a new loan of 45,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell like rice and corn grits, dried fish, canned goods, instant noodles, spices, softdrinks candies, bread and biscuits. This loan will be the 14th loan taken out by Gertrudes from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has seven branches 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.