Mary Jane is 38 years old and married. She is from Gabunon, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur. She has two grown children who help her take care of their farm where they grow bananas and coconuts. They been farming for four years and earn 15,000 PHP a month. In 2011, Mary Jane joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer and to pay for weeding. 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.