Geraldine, 31, is married, has three children and lives in the Philippines. Geraldine operates a coconut production farm to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years and every month she earns 15,000 PHP. She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Geraldine been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, Geraldine hopes to improve and expand her business.
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.