Josephine is 30 years old and married, with 4 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
Josephine owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living; she has been in business for more than four years, and earns PHP 5,000 monthly.
She joined GDMPC in 2010, and now she has requested a loan of PHP 6,500 to purchase additional products to sell like canned goods, noodles, sugar, and coffee.
She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.