Irenia is married and has five children. She lives is Balintawak, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. To earn a living, Irenia does planting, harvesting, and selling of bananas. She has been in this business for eight years. She has a monthly income of PHP 3,000.
Irenia is requesting a loan of PHP 5,000 to purchase fertilizer. Irenia became a member of Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2011. Irenia aims that her business be more productive, so she can get a good return.
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.