Gerlie is 29 years old, married and has three children. She is a resident of Jimenez, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. Three years ago, Gerlie started selling spare auto parts and tires and earns a monthly total of 6,000 PHP. In 2011, Gerlie became a GDMPC member. She is requesting a loan of 35,000 PHP to purchase vehicle spare parts and accessories. Gerlie hopes to sustain her family’s livelihood and plans for other business ventures to generate a better life for them.
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.