Irene is 57 years old, married and lives with her three children in Capucao, Ozamis City. For over 20 years, she has earned about 13,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month by farming.
In 2010, she joined GDMPC. She is requesting loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional income 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.