Mary Joy, 39, is an entrepreneur from Zamboanga del Sur. She is married to Ramon Magsaysay, and has 1 child. She started her retail business almost 2 years ago and now earns 7,000 PHP a month. To improve business, she is borrowing 30,000 PHP from GDMPC micro credit – which she just joined recently – to buy items such as milks, diapers, food products, etc. Before long, she hopes to expand her business.
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.