Jocenil is 27 years old, married with one child. She lives in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She owns and manages a general store serving in her community. Jocenil has been in her business more than three years. She earns 16,500 PHP each month. Jocenil joined GDMPC last year. She's now requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods, sugar, coffee and soap. Jocenil plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.