Portia is from Magsaysay, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. She is 57 years old, married, and has 2 children. Portia owns and operates a banana plantation business. She has been in this business for 9 years and wants to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Portia plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.