Mary Ann is from Maguikay, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 42 years old and married, with 3 children. To make a living, Mary Ann cultivates coconut for sale. Mary Ann has been engaged in her business for 6 years and earns 8,000 PHP a month for these activities. She joined GDMPC in 2011. Mary Ann is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's living conditions.
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.