Emelyn is a married woman with 5 children. Emelyn is 36 years old and she resodes at Sta. Maria, Tangub, Philippines. Emelyn owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products to earn a living. She's been in this business for 2 years. Each month, she earns 7,000.00 PHP doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 20,000.00 PHP to purchase new items to expand her product offering. In 2011, Emelyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Emelyn wants to build house and to enable her children to complete 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.