Anunciacion is a widow who has four children. She is 61 years old and resides at Sebasi, Clarin, Philippines. Anunciacion owns and operates a farmland, planting and harvesting corn to sell to earn a living, and she's been in this business 30 years. Each month, she earns PHP 13,000 doing this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. In 2008, Anunciacion joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Anunciacion wants to make improvements to her house and 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.