Norma has helped her husband in managing their own farm for 18 years, earning well for the family. She also serves in their community as a public official, in which she earns extra income for a living. She joined GDMPC recently and had borrowed a loan to finance weed maintenance and crop fertilization. Norma is hoping to yield higher returns from her farm and wants to sustain and improve it for a stable source of income in the coming years.
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.