Arlene is 44 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in Calabayan, Ozamis City. Arlene owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products, which she has been doing for 27 years. She earns 10,000 PHP a month.
Arlene is requesting a loan for 15,000 PHP, which she will use to buy items such as milk, diapers, and food products. She joined GDMPC in 2011. In the future, Arlene wants to build a house and complete the education of her children.
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.