Elsie is from Maloro, Tangub City. She is 49 years old and is married.
To make a living, Elsie owns and operates a business venture, serving a variety of different meals to customers in the local community. Elsie has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.
Elsie is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase food and drinks for the restaurant. In 2011, Elsie 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.