Mary Jane is from Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte. She is 46 years old. Mary Jane is married and has four children.
To make a living, she is running a general store, selling a variety of food and home use products in the local community, such as candies, cigarettes, shampoo, soaps and many others. Mary Jane has been in her business for over 2 years and earns about 2,500 PHP a month for these activities.
Mary Jane is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. In 2011, Mary Jane joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.