Lilia is 47 years old, married with four children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a banana production in the local community to earn living. She has been in her business for over four years and earns 5,000 PHP every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2009, and now she has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for her banana production. 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.