Mary Jane is a married woman who has two children. Mary Jane is 48 years old and resides at Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Mary Jane owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice to earn a living. She has been in this business for 16 years. Each month, she earns 15,000 PHP doing this work. She requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2008, Mary Jane joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and her living situation. In the future, Mary Jane wants to make improvements to her house and 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.