Fe is 43 years old and lives in Puntod, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and a good mother of six children. Fe has been operating a retail shop that sells different kinds of food. She sells canned goods, biscuits, candies and chocolates. She has been engaged in this type of business for 20 years. She earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 20,000 from GDMPC to purchase additional stock to sell. Fe has been member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Fe hopes to gain more profit and expand her business.
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.