Jocelyn is from Segatic Daku, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 50 years old. Jocelyn is married and has five school-aged children. Jocelyn owns and operates a dress shop (gowns for weddings, parties etc) and provides sewing services to her community. Jocelyn has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 14,500 PHP a month from these activities. In 2008, Jocelyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Jocelyn is requesting a new loan of 16,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to provide her sewing services. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.