Emily, aged 31, is married and has two children. She lives in Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Emily has owned and operated a retail store, selling a variety of products to earn a living, for the past seven years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP from her business.
She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee to sell. In 2009, Emily joined GDMPC. In the future, she wants to build a house and to support the completion of her children's 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.