Juanita is 58 years old, married, and has five children. She is from Cabungaan Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Juanita makes a living from planting and harvesting bananas to sell. Juanita has been in business for 11 years and earns 15,000 PHP a month. In 2008, Juanita joined GDMPC. Juanita is requesting a loan of 20,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase land to raise additional bananas. She plans to use the additional revenue to improve her business and support 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.