Marife is a 28-year-old married woman who lives in Silanga, Tangub City. Marife manages a gardening business to earn a living and has had this business for 2 years. She earns PHP 6,300 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 from GDMPC to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. Marife has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, she hopes to 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.