Rhubie R. is from the village of Poblacion 3 Clarin Misamis Occidental. She is 32 years old. Rhubie is married and has 2 infant-aged children. To make a living, Rhubie owns and operates a transportation services business. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from operating tricycle transport services. Rhubie has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2004, Rhubie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rhubie has successfully repaid a previous loan from GDMPC. Rhubie is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to repair the existing vehicle for better service. This loan will be the 22nd loan taken out by Rhubie 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. It has seven branches covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.
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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.