Gemma, 38 years old, is from Gango, Ozmaiz City. She is married and has 5 children. Gemma provides general clothing services to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for 6 years, earning 5,000 PHP monthly. In 2007, Gemma joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional equipment and supplies such as needles and thread. Gemma plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.