Nelie is married with two children. She is 35 years old and lives in Kinuman Sur, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Nelie manages a plot of corn and coconut farm land for their living. She has been in this business for 20 years and earns 4,000 each month. She requested a loan of 6,100 to purchase farm chemicals and seedlings. Nelie is a new member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC. In the future, Nelie plans to save her returns in order to buy another farm land.
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.