Francisca is 56 years old and married with 6 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. She owns and operates a retail business in the local community. She has been in this business for over 6 years and earns 16,000PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 18,000PHP to purchase additional products to sell like noodles, canned goods, soap, shampoo, coffee and sugar. 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.