Dory, 50, is a single woman who lives in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, in the Philippines. To make a living she owns and operates a general store in her community for subsistence and to enhance her business ability. She earns about PHP 8,000 a month. Over the past 12 years, Dory has maintained good relationships with her neighborhood customers because she stocks what they need and because she is a good person.
Dory has successfully repaid two previous loans and has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. Dory is seeking a loan of PHP 30,000 to expand her business. She hopes to sustain her livelihood and expand her store's range of products so that she can have on hand enough money as roll-up capital.
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.