Emily is from the Bangko, Pana-on,Misamis Occidental. She is 51 years old. Emily is married and has 2 adult-aged children. To make a living, Emily owns and operates a gardening business venture.
Emily has been in this business for 2 years and earns 3,000 PHP a month. In 2008, Emily joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Emily is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which she will use to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.
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.