Vizminda lives in Pantaon, Ozamiz City in the Philippines. She is 32 years old, married and has 6 children. For the past 6 years, Vizminda has planted, harvested and sold bananas to make a living. She earns 10,000 PHP a month.
In 2008, Vizminda joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services in order to help improve her life and ability to engage in business. She has applied for a new loan of 37,128 PHP to buy young seeds to plant and fertilizer to increase farm production. She plans to use the additional revenue made possible by this loan to improve her family's living conditions.
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.