Jasmin is a 42-year-old married mother of 2 children in Bitoon, Ozamis City. For over 17 years she has made a living through the operation of a general store, where she sells a variety of food and home-use products. She earns 9,000 PHP a month. In 2009 Jasmin joined Kiva partner GDMPC, and is now requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase new items to expand her product offering. She plans to use 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.