Jessica is 43 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jiminez, Misimis Occidental. She is married with four children. For 3 years, Jessica has operated a sari-sari (general) store where she sells different kinds of basic products such as sugar, salt, cooking oil, soy sauce, food for snacks, and other items. She earns 6,000 PHP a month. Jessica joined GDMPC in 2009. Jessica is requesting a 17,000 PHP loan to purchase new items to expand product offerings. She has a great plan for her future and for the family, and she wants to expand her business, increase her profit, and purchase a transport vehicle.
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.