Teodisia is 57 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She plants and harvests bananas for sale in her local community. She has been three years in this business. Each month, she earns 8,500 Philippines pesos (PHP) doing this type of business.
She requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure and seedlings. In 2019, she became a member of GDMPC. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house 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.