Nerissa is 31 years old and lives with her live-in partner and three children. She lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over four years and earns 5,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase additional Items to sell like food and house supplies. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.