Rechel is from Lapinig, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. She is 30 years old. Rechel is married and has three children.
To make a living, Rechel is running a general store, selling a variety of food and home products in the local community. Rechel has been in her business for 8 years and earns 2,000 PHP a month from these activities.
Rechel is requesting a loan of 4,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. In 2010, Rechel 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 save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.