Jesusa is from Anonang, Aurora. She is 50 years old. Jesusa is married and has three children. To make a living, Jesusa has been running a general store for 7 years and earns 4,000 PHP a month for these activities. Jesusa is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase more items such as shampoo, toothpaste, etc. to sell. In 2011, Jesusa joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save 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.