Amelita is 50 years old and widowed with four children. She lives in Carmen Annex, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.
For over five years, she has been doing manicures and pedicures for her clients in the local community. She earns 3,000 PHP per month.
Amelita joined GDMPC in 2010. She is requesting a loan amount of 14,000 PHP to purchase additional beauty equipment/tools for her services. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to have her own salon.
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.