Elsa is 45 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates an agriculture business in coconut production to earn a living. She has had this business for over 8 years and earns 40,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for coconut 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.