Charlita's main source of income comes from her gardening business. She is 35 years old, married and has two children. She is from Bayabas, Aurora and been two years in gardening, earning an amount of 3,000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Charlita joined GDMPC. Charlita is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP 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.