Elisa is from Sepac, Sapang Dalaga. She is 34 years old. She is separated and has two children. To make a living, Elisa has cultivated bananas to sell for 4 years and earns 12,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Elisa joined GDMPC. Elisa is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP which will be used to pay for services to increase banana production. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.
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.