Myrna is 37 years old, married, and has five children. She is from Sta Cruz, Tangub City. To make a living, Myrna manages a gardening business, which she has been doing for 11 years. She earns 5,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Myrna joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan for 10,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.