Helen is 35 years old and has 3 children. She lives in Lintugop, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She owns and operates a business venture breeding and selling chickens to earn a living. She's been in this business for 11 years and earns 11,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) per month from the business. She requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase chicken feed.
Helen joined GDMPC in 2011 to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She simply hopes for business improvements and to repay all her debts.
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.