Irene is from Villaflor, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is 46 years old and is married with three children.
Irene cultivates mangoes for sale. She has been engaged in her business for nine years and earns PHP 25,000 a month.
In 2009, Irene joined GDMPC. Irene is requesting a loan of PHP 50,000, which will be used to obtain farm chemicals. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to save as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.