Narcisa is a married woman who has two children. Narcisa is 49 years old and lives at Campo 1, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Narcisa owns and operates a business selling jewelry. She has been in this business for four years. Each month, she earns 3,000 PHP. She requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase additional jewelry and accessories to sell. In 2008, Narcisa joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Narcisa wants to build a house and to see her children finish their studies.
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.