Lydia is from Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 53 years old. Lydia is married. To make a living, Lydia plants, harvests and sells rice for a living. Lydia has been in her business for 30 years and earns 3,500 PHP a month for these activities. Lydia is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2007, Lydia joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan 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.