Johna is 45 years old, married, and has 2 children. She is from Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. To make a living, Johna grows coconuts and bananas to sell, which she has been doing for 6 years. She earns 5,000 PHP a month. Johna is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which she will use to obtain farm fertilizers. Johna joined GDMPC in 2011. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.