Beverly is 38 years old and married. She is from Capucao, Ozamis City. She has six grown children who have helped her to take care of their coconuts. They have been raising coconuts for five years and earn 7,000 PHP a month. In 2009, Beverly joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 17,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer and 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.