Josephine is from Kinangay Norte, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 34 years old. Josephine is a widow and has four children.
To earn a living, Josephine plants, harvests and sells bananas. Josephine has been active in her business for five years and earns 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Josephine joined GDMPC. Josephine is requesting a loan of 16,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase chemicals for use on the farm. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.