Susana is a married woman with two children. She is 34 years old and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Susana owns and operates a home products business, selling baked goods in the local community to earn a living and she's been in this business for three years. Each month, she earns 2,300 PHP doing this type of business. She has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase additional inventory and provide working capital. Susana has been a member of GDMPC for a year. In the future, she hopes to expand her business to gain more profit and to finish paying for her children's study.
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.