Anna Marie R. is from the village of Taraka, Jimenz, Misamis Occidental. She is 28 years old. Anna Marie is married and has three school-aged children. Anna Marie has a store that sells mobile phone credit loads (prepaid talking and texting) in the local community. Anna Marie has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 20,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from it.
In 2010, Anna Marie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. Anna Marie is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional cellphones and electronic loads for sale. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Anna Marie 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 seven branches covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fishermen 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.