Lilia is from Ozamis City. She is a 44-year-old widow with five children. To make a living, Lilia plants, harvests and sells bananas for a living. Lilia has been in this business for 6 years and earns 5,000 a month from these activities. Lilia is requesting a loan of 7,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Lilia has been a member of GDMPC since 2008. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to let her children finish their studies.
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.