Gertrudes is 70 years old, married, has has three children. She is from Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. To make a living, Gertrudes owns and operates a far where, she plants, harvests, and sells rice. Gertrudes has been engaged in this business for 10 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.
Gertrudes is requesting a loan for 35,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. In 2008, Gertrudes joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand 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.