Ariane is 27 years old and single. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental and owns and operates a retail business selling items such as general merchandise to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 3 years and earns 10,000PHP every month.
Ariane joined GDMPC last year, and now she has requested a loan of 15,000PHP to purchase additional materials for her business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.