Julie is from Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 30 years old and married. Julie plants, harvests, and sells bananas for a living. She has been engaged in this business for six years and earns 8,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Julie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Julie is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. She plans 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.