Norma is a 44-year-old woman from Liposong, Ozamiz City. She is married and has seven children.
To earn a living, Norma operates a general store. She has been in this business for nine years and earns 7,000 PHP per month. In 2007, Norma joined GDMPC. Norma is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, soaps, etc. She plans to use any additional revenue generated from her business to pay her children's tuition fees and for her family's living expenses.
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.