Betty is from Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 49 years old, married, and has 2 children. Betty owns and operates a farming business, planting and harvesting rice to sell. Betty has been in her business for 6 years and earns 8,000 PHP a month. In 2011, Betty joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Betty is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.