Aileen is 49 years old and separated, and she has one child. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. To make a living, Aileen operates a family member's business, providing motorcycle transport services. Aileen has been in this line of work for over five years and earns 29,000 PHP a month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2006. Now she is requesting a loan of 42,000 PHP to repair an existing vehicle, for better service. She plans to use the additional profit 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.