Elsa is 37 years old, married, and has five children. She is from Kinuman Norte, Ozamiz City. To make a living, Elsa raises corn, which she has been doing for seven years. She earns 4,500 PHP a month.
Elisa is requesting a loan for 11,500 PHP, which she will use to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She joined GDMPC in 2010. 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.