Jelito's main source of income comes from his banana growing business. He is 44 years old and married with 2 kids. He is from Poblacion, Balinagao and has been gardening for seven years, earning PHP 6,000 per month. Recently, Jelito joined GDMPC. Jelito is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000, which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his 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.