Juliet has been working on their own farm for many years while her husband works as a driver to make a living. With her generated income from farm produce, she was able to repay successfully her previous loans used for farming. Planning to improve the farm, she took a new loan recently to buy fertilizer and to cover the costs for weeding maintenance. Juliet hopes to increase her harvest so as to take care of her family’s daily needs and to purchase additional farmland as well. This picture was taken with her motorcycle used for transporting her purchased stocks.
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.