Cecelia is 51 years old and married. She is from Segatic Daku, Clarin. She has five grown children who have helped her in taking care of their corn. They been raising corn for 5 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month. Just recently, Cecelia joined GDMPC. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer and pay for weeding service. She hopes for a bountiful harvest and an expanded cultivation 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.