Joy, age 37, is from Prenza, Tangub City. She is married and has four children.
To earn a living, Joy has a banana production business. Joy has been in her business for 10 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Joy joined GDMPC. Joy is requesting a loan of 23,000 PHP, which will be used 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.