Flordeliza is a 43-year-old resident of Barangay 5, Tangub City. She helps meet her family's needs from the small monthly amount of PHP 5,000 she earns from her banana production business, which she has operated for 7 years. Flordeliza became a member of GDMPC in 2009. She has applied for a loan of PHP 7,000 to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Flordeliza wants to expand her business one day.
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.