Bella is married with 3 children. She is 42 years old and lives in Canicapan, Clarin Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Bella owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for 3 years and earns approximately PHP 7,000 each month.
She requested a loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase farm chemicals. She has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, for 3 years. In the future, Bella's plan is to save her returns in order to buy a car.
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.