Aida is from Matco Panalsalan, Plaridel Misamis Occidental. She is 57 years old. Aida is married and has two adult-age children.
To make a living, Aida owns and operates a tailoring business. She tailors a variety of clothes in the local community. Aida has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.
Aida is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase a secondhand tailoring machine. In 2007, Aida 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.