Norma is 48 years old and married with one child. She resides at Digson, Bonifacio, Misamis Ciidental: Philippines. Norma owns and operates farmland, where she plants and harvests corn for sale to earn a living. She has been in this business 11 years.
Each month, Norma earns PHP 7,000 with her farm. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.
In 2010, Norma joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Norma 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.