Vilma is married and a mother of seven adult-aged dependents. She is 45 years old and lives in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She grows bananas and harvests coconuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for 15 years and earns approximately PHP 13,000 every month. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,000 at GDMPC to purchase fertilizer such as manure and seedlings. . Vilma has been a member of GDMPC since year 2008. In the future, Vilma hopes to gain more profit and 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.