Joreynelle is 28 years old, single and lives in Poblacion 3, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. For the last seven years, she has earned a living by growing rice and earns about PHP 8,000 a month. She joined GDMPC in 2009 to gain access to financial services to help improve her life and ability to engage in business. She is applying for a loan for PHP 14,062 to buy supplies for her farm, such as fertilizer and seeds. This will be Joreynelle's fourth loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue made possible by this loan to improve her living conditions.
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.