Jorenda C. is from the village of Sto. Niño, Tukuran Zamboanga del Sur. She is 39 years old. Jorenda is married and has four school-aged children. To make a living, Jorenda owns and operates a business serving a variety of different meals and soft drinks to customers in the local community. Jorenda has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately $152 a month from these activities.
In 2009, Jorenda joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Jorenda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase food and drinks for her restaurant. Jorenda is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This will be her 2nd loan from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.
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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.