Elvira is 40 years old, married, and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a mother of five children. She grows bananas to earn a living and earns a total of 12,000 PHP a month from this work. She has been engaged in this activity for three years already.
Elvira has requested a loan of 28,500 PHP from GDMPC to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. She's been a member of GDMPC since 2010. Elvira hopes to reap more from her investment and expand the 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.