Jenefer gains an income from her gardening production business. She is 28 years old and single with 1 child. She is from San Juan, Panaon, and has been gardening for 3 years, earning an amount of about 3,000 PHP a month. This year, Jenefer joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. 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.