Perlita, a 38-year-old married woman, has four children. She is from Liposong, Ozamiz City. To make a living, Perlita grows bananas to sell. She has been in this business doing for ten years. She earns 4,600 PHP a month. Perlita is requesting a loan of 6,500 PHP, which she will use to obtain farm fertilizer. Perlita joined GDMPC in 2007. She plans to use the additional revenue that is generated 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.