Josephine is 21 years old and married. She is from Panta-on, Ozamis City. She has 1 child who has helped her in taking care of their bananas. They have been raising bananas for 2 years and earn 3,000 PHP a month. Just recently, Josephine joined GDMPC. Josephine requested a loan of 6,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer, and for weeding costs. She hopes for a bountiful harvest and to expand her cultivated area.
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.