Carmela is from Gango, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. She is 40 years old and single. To make a living, Carmela owns and operates a vegetable production business. Carmela been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from this activity. Carmela is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure.
In 2009, Carmela joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.
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.