Lorna is from Monte Alegri, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 39 years old. Lorna is married and has 5 children. To make a living, Lorna owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector, producing bananas and coconuts. Lorna has been in her business for four years and earns 10,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, Lorna joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Lorna is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. 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.