Cristina is 35 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a flowers for sale business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over four years and earns 1,200 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010. Now she has requested a loan of 4,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and 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.