Concepcion, 48, is married, has five children and is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran.
To make a living, Concepcion runs a general store, selling a variety of food and home use products in the local community. She has been in business for ten years and earns 12,000 PHP a month from her store.
Concepcion is requesting a loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to buy more items such as eggs, noodles, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.
In 2008, Concepcion joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.