Shirly is from Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. She is 52 years of age and single. She is in a retail business, operating a sari-sari store (or general store) to earn a living. She has been running her business for over one year and she operates her business proficiently — the primary return generated from her business is very excellent.
Shirly made a choice to join GDMPC to have easy access to financial services. She applied for micro-credit intending to purchase grocery items to sell for her general store and for space rental. This is the first micro-credit she has taken out. Shirly hopes to make her business bigger to triple the return of her earnings for her future.
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.