Shielle is 31 years old and lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and the mother of two children.
Shielle operates a snack food business to earn a living. She has been in this type of business for eight years. She earns 6,000 PHP each month from these activities.
Shielle has requested a loan of 9,000 PHP from GDMPC to purchase raw ingredients needed to make snack foods for sale. She has been a member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Shielle hopes to expand her business and have a stall in the city for food vending.
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.