Rebecca is from Magsaysay, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. She is 33 years old, married, and has three school-aged children. Rebecca owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of home use products to local community members. She has been in business for three years and earns 5,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Rebecca joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan for 14,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support extended members 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.