Ma. Amie is 45 years old and married with four children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, she is in the business of banana production in the local community. She has been in her business for over 6 years and earns 4,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2009, and now she has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.