Regina is married with four children. She is 54 years old and resides in Sinara Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Regina owns and operates a gardening plot, planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables to sell to earn a living. She has been in this business for 20 years.
Each month, she earns 2,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) doing this type of business. She requested a loan of 6,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. In 2011, Regina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She wants to make improvements to her house and to supplement the family's 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.