Cerela is married and has five school-aged children. She is 52 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Cerela grows vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for 20 years. She earns 2,000 PHP a month from this business. She has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP from GDMPC to purchase fertilizers for her vegetables. Cerela has been a member of GDMPC for five years. In the future, Cerela hopes to expand her vegetable garden in order to earn more income.
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.