Alicia is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 47 years old, separated, and has one child.
To make a living, Alicia runs a general store, selling a variety of food and home-used products to the local community. Alicia has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 11,400 PHP a month for these activities.
Alicia is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. In 2008, Alicia 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 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.