Jeanna is 47 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis, Occidental. She owns and operates a firewood vending business in the local community to earn a living. She has been with her business for over five years and earns 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 9,000 PHP to purchase additional firewood to sell. She 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.