Cristy is 32 years old and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. Philippines. She is married and a mother of two school-age children.
Cristy has a retail business selling plastic ware in her hometown. She also sells additional items like cosmetics and beauty products. She supports her family with this type of activity, which she has been doing for three years. Each month, she earns a total of PHP 4,000 from this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 from GDMPC to purchase more stock of plastic ware to sell.
Cristy has been a member of GDMPC for six months. In the future, Cristy hopes to expand her business and aspires to improve her family standards.
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.