Asarena is 33 years old and married with 3 children. She lives in Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte. She owns and operates a business of planting and harvesting peanuts to sell in the local community. She's been with her business over 3 years and earns about 1,700 PHP each month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase additional raw materials. Her goal is 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.