Arlene is married and has two children. Arlene is 42 years old and resides in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Arlene owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living. She's been 11 years in this business. Each month, she earns 8,000PHP doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 20,000PHP to purchase additional products to sell. In 2011, Arlene joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.
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.