Antonina is from Lusot, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. She is 54 years old. Antonina is married and has four children. To make a living, Antonina cultivates bananas and coconuts to sell. Antonina has been in this business for 10 years and earns 3,500 PHP a month for these activities. Antonina is requesting a loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2011, Antonina joined GDMPC. She plans to save the additional revenue generated from the loan as a reserve for future emergencies.
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.