Aurelia is 30 years old, married, with two children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental.
To earn a living, she owns and operates a banana production. She has been in her business for over three years and earns PHP 5,000.
Aurelia joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2011 and now she has requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to purchase chemicals for banana production. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.