Lilly is married and has three children. She is 58 years old and lives in Oroquieta City. To earn a living, Lilly owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice for sale. She has been in this business for five years. Each month, she earns 7,000 PHP. She requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers and seedlings for the next cropping. Recently, Lilly joined GDMPC. In the future, Lilly wants to make improvements to her house and 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.