Lilia is married with 2 dependents. Lilia is 45 years old, and resides in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Lilia has owned and operated a gardening business to earn a living for two years. Each month, she earns 4,000 PHP from the business. She requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. In 2006, Lilia joined GDMPC. In the future, Lilia wants to build a house and to help her children finish their studies.
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.