Natividad is from the city of Caniangan Tangub City. She is 67 years old. Natividad is married. Natividad has had a banana plantation for over two years and earns approximately 3000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from it.
In 2010, Natividad joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. Natividad has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC. Natividad is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the third loan taken out by Natividad from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has seven branches covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fishermen and small entrepreneurs.
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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.