A beautiful lady, Lalaine is 48 years old and lives in Poblacion 1, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a married woman and a mother of two school-age children. Lalaine has a flower garden at home to earn a living. She has been engaged in planting and selling ornamental and flowering plants for eight years. She plants and sells flowers that are in high demand in the community like anthuruims, asters and roses. Each month she earns PHP 20,000 from this business. She has requested a loan of PHP 15,000 from GDMPC to purchase flower seeds, flower pots, and fertilizers. Laliane has been a member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Lalaine hopes to gain more profit and purchase vacant land for a botanical garden.
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.