Paulina is married and a mother of five adult-age children. She is 59 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Paulina is a farmer and grows water spinach to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years with a monthly income of PHP 1,600. She has requested a loan of PHP 12,000 at GDMPC to purchase fertilizers.
Paulina has been a member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Paulina hopes to purchase a hectare of land to plant water spinach and gain more profit.
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.