Violeta of Dinas, Sinacaban Misamis Occidental is 56 years old and married. Her husband is a farmer, and she also has a garden, planting and harvesting vegetables for sale. She borrowed the amount of 10,000 PHP from GDMPC micro credit to finance the costs of land preparation for gardening.
Violeta has been a GDMPC member for five years and it helps her a lot in terms of technical and financial services. She wants to save a portion of her income as a reserve fund for her future.
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.