Mely is married and has 4 children. She is 40 years old and lives in San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
Mely owns and operates a general store to earn a living. She has been in this business for 8 years. Each month she earns PHP 3,000. She requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to buy more items such as eggs, noodles, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.
In 2011, Mely joined GDMPC. In the future, she wants to build a house and complete her children's education.
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.