Gemma is 47 years old, married with three children, resides at Bagakay, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Gemma owns a sari-sari store and sells goods in order to earn money for their daily needs. Every month, Gemma earns 5,000 PHP and she's been in this business for three years. Gemma requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase goods for her sari-sari store. She's been a member of GDMPC for almost a year.
Gemma's future plan is to widen her sari-sari store's inventory and have her children finish their studies.
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.