Jurine is 38 years old and married. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business, planting and harvesting vegetables and fruits, to earn a living. She has been in business for over five years and earns 20,000 PHP every month. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. Now she has applied for a loan of 25,000 PHP to buy fertilizer, such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated by her business to improve and expand the 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.