Rufina is a married woman with one child. She is 65 years old and resides in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur in the Philippines. Rufina owns and operates a farm, planting, harvesting, and selling bananas to earn a living. She's been in this business for 25 years. Each month, she earns 15,000 PHP doing this type of business.
Rufina requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchased fertilizers, such as manure. Rufina has been a member of GDMPC since 2008. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and to help her children finish their education.
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.