Perla is from Ozamis City. She is 48 years old and married with three children. To make a living, Perla runs a general store. She has been in this business for 8 years and earns 4,500 PHP each month. In 2007, Perla joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. Perla plans to save the additional revenue generated from the loan as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.