Lucia is 49 years old and separated with three children. She is from Bayabas, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
Lucia owns and operates a banana farm, planting and harvesting bananas for sale to earn a living. Lucia has been in this business for two years and she earns 6000 Philippines pesos (PHP) per month.
In 2007, Lucia joined GDMPC gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lucia is requesting a new loan of 40,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer. Lucia hopes 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.