Leonita is 63 years old and married with four children. She lives in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental. Leonita owns and operates farmland, planting and harvesting corn for sale. She's been with her business over 20 years and earns 35,000 PHP each month. She joined GDMPC in 2006. Leonita is requesting a loan of 43,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. 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.