Judith lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. She is 51 years old, married, and the mother of three children. To make a living, she raises and harvests corn. She has been in this business for 13 years and earns PHP 10,300 per month. She is requesting for a loan for PHP 15,000 to buy fertilizer to increase the size of her harvest. She will reinvest her earnings into her business so that she can eventually double her returns.
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.