Benvienida is 52 years old and married with six children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting vegetables for sale in the local community to earn a living. She's been with her business over nine years and earns 5,000 PHP every month. She has joined GDMPC in 2011. She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her house.
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.