Lilia is 54 years old, married, and has three children. She is from Panta-on, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. Lilia manages a banana production business, which she has been doing for eight years. She earns 7,000 PHP a month.
Lilia is requesting a loan from GDMPC for 8.500 PHP, wihich she will use to buy farm chemicals. Earlier this year, Lilia joined GDMPC. 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.