Analiza, a 39-year-old married mother of three children, lives in Dinas, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. For the last 12 years, she has managed their coconut farm. This gives her an income of PHP 3,000. Analiza been a member of GDMPC since 2008. She has requested a loan of PHP 6,000 to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. In the future, Analiza wishes 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.