Micel Grace is married with three children operates a banana production business while her husband works as a driver to earn a living. For five years in harvesting and selling banana, it helps a lot to support her husband’s income for the family. She had sustained her farm and was able to give allowances to her children in going to school. Recently, she joined GDMPC and borrowed a loan to buy lakatan banana seedlings in order to expand her banana farm.. In the future, Micel Grace wants to own more farm to expand her business to improve their income for the family’s better 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.