Arnelyn is married and has 2 children. She is 27 years old and lives in Guba, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She cultivates mangoes and plants vegetables (particularly eggplant) to earn a living and has had this business for 7 years. Each month, she earns about PHP 6,700 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She's been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, Arnelyn hopes to improve her business so that she can have her own store.
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.