Calixta is married and has four school-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling daily use products such as shampoo, candies, biscuits, eggs, soap, toothpaste, etc. in the local community. Calixta has been engaged in her business for over eight years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month from these activities.
In 2007, Calixta joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from GDMPC. Calixta is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her third from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children's tuition fees and meet their daily needs.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines.
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About GDMPCGata 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.
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