Rizalina is 63 years old, a widow with 5 adult children. She is from Cabungaan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
To make a living, Rizalina owns and operates a farmland, planting & harvesting corn for sale. She's been in this business for 20 years and earns 15,000 PHP a month.
In 2007, Rizalina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to have the ability to engage in business activities. Rizalina is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer. This will be the 29th loan taken out by Rizalina from GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.