Pablita is a single woman. She is 60 years old and lives in Clarin Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Pablita owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for 6 years and earns PHP 3,000 each month. Pablita requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to purchase fertilizer for her farm. She has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, for almost a year. In the future Pablita plans to buy more plots to work on.
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.