Evelyn is a 49 years old, married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates farm land, planting and harvesting bananas for sale to earn a living. She has been farming for over seven years and she earns of 7,600PHP every month. She requested a loan of 9,500PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She wants to expand her business one day and to have a better future.
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.