Francisca is married with five healthy adult-aged children. She is 45 years of age and resides at San Vicente, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur.
Francisca is in agriculture, planting and harvesting rice to earn a living. Rice nowadays will not grow well without fertilizer and pesticides that are needed to kill the insects that will harm the rice. She has been in this business for about ten years and the income generated every month doing this type of activity is 14,762 PHP.
Francisca joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative to request funds to purchase fertilizers. She is requesting a loan in the amount of Php 30,000. This money is intend to purchase fertilizers and other farm supplies. In the future, she plans to add another rice field to increase her income.
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.