Lina, a widow and mother of three, has been operating her farm for more than two years. She earns a good living from this. With her generated revenue, she is able to provide solely for her family. Being the bread winner of the family, she needs to work hard to meet the needs of her five children. She has had to work hard with determination to provide a better income and improve her family's living conditions. To improve the farm, she took a new loan from GDMPC micro credit to purchase fertilizer. In the future, Lina hopes to improve the general living conditions of her 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.