Edwina is 49 years old and single. She is from Molicay, Ozamis City. She has been raising bananas for five years and earns 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month. In 2007, Edwina joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 3,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer and pay for weeding. She hopes for a bountiful harvest and to expand her cultivated area.
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.