Loreta is 45 years old and married. She is from Prenza, Tangub City. She has two grown children who have helped her take care of their bananas. They been in raising bananas for 10 years and earns 3,000 PHP a month. In 2011, Loreta joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 6,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer, and for weeding costs. She hopes for a bountiful harvest, and to expand her cultivated area.
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.