Richel is a 29-year-old married woman with two children who lives in Gata Diot, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Richel owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living; she's been in this business three years. Each month, she earns 5000 PHP doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 10000 PHP to purchase new items to expand her product offerings.
In 2010, Richel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Richel wants to build a house and wants her children to finish their studies.
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.