Ester is married. She is 60 years old, and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Ester owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice for sale, to earn a living. She's been in this business for five years. Each month, she earns PHP 8,000 doing this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase fertilizer. Recently, Ester joined GDMPC. In the future, Ester wants to make improvements to her house and 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.