Helen is married and the mother of three dependents. She is 30 years old and lives in Sto. Niño, Tukuran. Helen owns and operates a tricycle transport business. She established the business as a way of generating extra income of 3,600 Philippine pesos (PHP) per month. She has been engaged in this type of service for two years.
Helen requested a loan of 6,800 PHP from GDMPC. She intends to use the money from the loan to purchase tricycle spare parts and accessories. Helen been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, Helen wants to purchase motorcycles as another way to transport in 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.