Vivencia is 60 years old and married. She is from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. She has three children who have helped her take care of her banana crop. She has been raising bananas for 10 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month. In 2007, Vivencia joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 6,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer and to pay for weeding costs. 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.