Lily is from Malaubang, Ozamiz City. She is 48 years old. Lily is widowed and has four children. To make a living, Lily plants and harvests flowers for sale. Lily has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month. In 2008, Lily joined GDMPC. Lily is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase flower pots and new varieties of flowers to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.