Patricia is from Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 53 years old. Patricia is a widow who has one child. To earn a living, Patricia buys and sells fruits and vegetables. Patricia been in this business for 21 years and earns 2,500 PHP a month from these activities.
Patricia is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to buy more fruits and vegetables to sell. In 2008, Patricia joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and 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.