Anna Ruby is from Labuyo, Tangub City. She is 44 years old, married, and has 4 children. Anna Ruby owns and operates a business providing dress-making services to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Anna Ruby joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 13,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide her dressmaking services. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.