Leonora is 60 years old and married. She is from Sebasi, Clarin. Leonora has 4 grown children who help her take care of their bananas and coconuts. They have been growing bananas and coconuts for 20 years and earn 5,000 a month. Leonora joined GDMPC in 2008. She has requested a loan of 3,800 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.