Lilian is married and has two children. She is 44 years old and resides at Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Lilian owns and operates a business venture, planting and harvesting bananas for sale. She has been in this business for ten years. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this type of work. She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise.
In 2008, Lilian joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Lilian wants to make improvements to her house and 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.