Arlene is 46 years old and married with four children. She is from Sinian, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. For the past four years, she has managed a coconut and banana production business. She earns 3,000 PHP each month. Arlene joined GDMPC in 2010.
Arlene is requesting a 6,500 PHP loan to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young plants to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated with her loan to supplement her 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.