Ma. Teresa is 43 years old, married and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Her husband is a carpenter and she manages their farm for a living. In order to buy seedlings and fertilizer, she borrowed a loan from GDMPC micro credit where she joined three years ago. Ma. Teresa's photo was taken with her motorcycle used for their family transportation where her income goes. She hopes to gain more harvest in order to send her children to school and able to provide the needs of 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.