Jovelyn 27 years old, married, and has two children. She is from Bayabas, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. To make a living, Jovelyn runs a general store, selling a variety of food and home use products in the local community. She has been in this business for two years and earns 5,000 PHP a month.
Jovelyn is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase refreshments and canned goods. In 2011, Jovelyn 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.