Estrella is 48 years old, married, and has five children. She lives in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. Estrella owns and operates farmland, planting and harvesting bananas for sale, to earn a living. She's been in business for over six years and earns 12,500 PHP each month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2010. Now she is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional profit 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.