Helen is married with two children and helps her husband on their farm to make a living. She also buys and sells charcoal in town and earns well from this. She had expanded their farm and needs money to finance the cost. She borrowed a loan from GDMPC micro credit to buy seeds and fertilizer. She is hopeful to provide a better living for the family with their improved and greener farm.
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.