Armelinda is 55 years old and married. She is from Minsubong, Tangub City. She has three grown children who have helped her to take care of their coconuts. They have been working at this business 20 years and earn 4,000 PHP a month. In 2010, Armelinda joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer pay for weeding costs. She hopes to have a bountiful harvest and to expand her cultivated area.
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.