Elma is married and has six children. She is 32 years old and lives in Bunawan, Calamba. Elma is a farmer and she operates a banana production business to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years and every month she earns 5,000 PHP from this work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Elma joined GDMPC in 2011. In the future, Elma hopes to improve/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.