Lina is a resident of Prenza, Tangub City, Philippines. She is 31 years old, married, and has 3 children. For 10 years she has been managing a gardening business as her source of income. Each month, she earns PHP 4,000 from this business. Lina has requested a loan of PHP 7,000 from GDMPC to purchase fertilizers. In the future, she hopes to expand the business, buy a motorcycle to easily move goods in the marketplace, and make more money.
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.