Rosemarie is from Inroad, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur province of the Philippines. She is 56 years old, married, and has nine adult children.
Rosemarie plants, harvests, and sells bananas and corn to earn a living. Rosemarie has been in this business for over thirty-nine years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month.
In 2007 Rosemarie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services that would help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Rosemarie is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the revenue generated to expand and improve her business.
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.