Epripras is a widow who has four children. She is 62 years old, and lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. Epripras owns and operates a coco plantation, harvesting and selling coconuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for six years. She makes PHP 8,500 a month from her business.
She has requested a loan of PHP 33,000 to pay for the cost of farm maintenance. Epripras joined GDMPC in 2010. Epripras wants to save the revenue generated from the business 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.