Jesel is from Pobalacion Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental. She is 36 years old. She is separated from her spouse and has five school-aged children.
Jesel owns and operates a retail store, selling a variety of different products and home products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for three years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month from it.
In 2010, Jesel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. Jesel is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.
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.