Emily is married and has four children. She is 28 years old and lives in Guingona, Ozamis City.
Emily has been planting and harvesting coconut trees for eight years and earns 10,000 PHP a month.
She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. In 2008, Emily joined GDMPC. In the future, Emily hopes to expand and improve her business array to bring in good returns on subsequent productions.
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.