Vergenia is from Poblacion 2, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 46 years old, married and has one child.
To make a living, she owns and operates a business venture, providing contract sprayer services to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 10,000 a month for these activities.
In 2004, Vergenia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Vergenia is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials needed to expand the sprayer services provided. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.