Maricel is 32 years old, married, and has four children. She is from Maquilao, Tangub City. Maricel manages a vegetables gardening business, which she has been doing for seven years. She earns 4,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Maricel joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan for 11,824 PHP, which she will use to purchase additional seeds, seedlings, and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve 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.