Lydia is a 28-year-old married woman who lives in Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She owns and manages a farm, growing and harvesting vegetables to sell. She borrowed 15,000.00 PHP from GDMPC micro credit, which she had joined recently, to purchase seedlings and fertilizer such as manure. She hopes to to improve her farm and to be successful in her business to secure a better future for her the 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.