Annabelle is a 40 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates an agricultural venture; she plants and harvests bananas for sale to earn a living. She sells her harvested bananas to her contract buyer. With this line of business, she is able to raise 1,750 PHP (Philippines pesos) per month. She's been with her business for over six years.
She requested a loan of 5,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.