Jessica is married and a mother of two school-aged children. She is 41 years old and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental Philippines.
Jessica has a small market at home to earn a living. She is engaged in selling basic food items in the local community. She runs her business for ten years. She earn a total of PHP 2,800.00 a month for doing this type of business. She has requested a loan of PHP 5,000.00 at GDMPC to purchase a volume of fried fish to sell.
Jessica has been member of GDMPC for six months. In the future, Jessica hopes to expand her business and gain more income.
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.