Gina is 42 years old, married with 3 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a farmland, planting, harvesting coconuts and producing bananas to earn a living. She has been with her business for over 5 years and earns 5,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2011 to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. 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.