Esther is from Maningcol, Ozamiz City. She is 52 years old. Esther is married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a service-based business. Esther has been in her business for 5 years and earns about 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Esther joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Esther is requesting a loan of 35,000 PHP which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.