Julie is from Panay Diot, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 29 years old, married, and has one child.
To make a living, Julie owns and operates a motor transport services business. She has been engaged in her business for six years and earns 8,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Julie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities.
Julie is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional vehicle spare parts. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.