Ethel is 62 years old, and married with three children. She lives in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.
Ethel owns and operates a business selling firewood in the local community. She's been in business for over three years, and earns 2,000PHP each month.
Ethel joined GDMPC in 2007, and now she is requesting a loan of 6,000PHP to purchase additional firewood.
She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand 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.