Elena is 42 years old and married with 3 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates an agricultural business, which is planting and harvesting vegetables to sell. She has been in her business for over 6 years and earns about 5,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. Her hopes and dreams in life are to have a better future and improve her living situation.
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.