Lucia is 30 years old and has 3 children. She lives in D'ban, Calamba. Lucia provides beauty services for a living, particularly pedicure and manicure services. She's been 5 years in this business. Each month, she earns PHP 3,600 doing this type of business.
Lucia requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to obtain materials such as nail polish. Recently, Lucia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. Positively, she simply hopes for the business improvements.
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.