Yolanda is from La Victoria, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 62 years old. Yolanda is widowed and has 3 children. To make a living, Yolanda plants and harvests bananas and coconuts. She is 2 years in this business and earns 5,000 PHP a month.
In 2011, Yolanda joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. 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.