Elma is married with six children. She is 32 years old and lives in the Philippines. Elma is a farmer and she operates a banana production to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years and every month she earn 5,000 PHP from this work. She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. Elma joined GDMPC in 2011. In the future, Elma hopes to improve/expand her business.
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.