Juanita is from Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 43 years old, married, and has three children. To make a living, Juanita cultivates flowers for sale. Juanita has been in this business for 2 years and earns a monthly income of 3,500 PHP. In 2005, Juanita joined GDMPC. Juanita is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase seedlings to plant. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.