Jennifer of Jimenez, Misamis Occidental is a 42-year-old married woman with three children.
To make a living, she operates a business providing motor transportation in the local community. She's been in this business for four years, and she recently requesting a loan of 52,000 PHP to fully pay for her motorcycle, and to purchase a new set of tires.
She planned to expand the business in order to improve her living conditions in the future.
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.