Jesiel is from Poblacion, Bonifacio. She is 28 years old. Jesiel is married and has three children. To make a living, she plants and harvests coconuts for sale. She has been engaged in her business for eight years and earns PHP15,000 a month for these activities.
In 2011, Jesiel joined GDMPC. Jesiel is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000 which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.