Mellie is from Mantic, Tangub CIty. She is 54 years old. Mellie is married and has two children.
To make a living, Mellie is running a "ukay2x" (thrift shop), selling a variety of used clothes in the local community. Mellie has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month from these activities.
Mellie is requesting a loan of 14,000 PHP, which will be used as additional working capital for the business. In 2009, Mellie 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 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.