Lovender is a 25-year-old married woman with two children. She lives in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates an agricultural business, planting and harvesting coconuts for sale. She has been with her business over three years and earns 10,000 PHP every month.
Lovender requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase harvesting equipment. 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.