Barsilisa is 52 years old and married with seven children. She lives in San Andres, Pana-on, Philippines. For the past five years, Barsilisa has owned and operated a garden where she plants and harvests root crops and cassava to sell. Barsilisa earns 3,000 PHP each month and joined GDMPC in 2011.
Barsilisa is requesting a 4,000 PHP loan to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to plant. In the future, she wants 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.