Luisita is 52 years old and married with five children. She lives in Clarin Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates vegetables for sale in her local community and earns 10,000 PHP every month.
Luisita joined GDMPC in 2011. She is applying for a 20,500 PHP to buy additional vegetables to sell and purchase chemicals for the garden. She plans to use all new profits 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.