The major cooperative/farming association that MCDO supports is Gisozi Duterimbere Farmers Association (GDFA). GDFA is a community based organization which is one of the projects supported MCDO. The association started in the year 2002, by a group of women and few men that were under the “Functional Adult Literacy” class, where by adult people who did not get chance to go to school would learn how to read, write, sanitation issues, basic counting and other different knowledge of how to carry out activities in daily life. The main goal of GDFA is to ensure food security in the community through modern and commercial farming especially Irish potato growing. Other activities that are carried out by GDFA are tree planting and currently they have established a community nursery school for children below six years. GDFA is member based organization with 76 members (58 females and 18 males).