Janine is married and has two children. She is 26 years old and resides at Lapasan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Janine owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting vegetables to sell to earn a living, and she's been in this business for five years. Each month, she earns 8,000 PHP from this type of business.
She has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. In 2012, Janine joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Janine 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.