Evelyn is a 61-year-old married woman with 5 children, living in Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental. She owns and manages farm land for a living, planting and harvesting bananas for sale in the local village. Evelyn has managed her business for over 5 years.
Evelyn joined GDMPC in 2010, and is now asking for a loan of 10,000 Philippines Pesos (PHP) to buy fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the extra revenue generated by the loan to improve and expand her business.
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.