Norma is 32 years old, married and lives in Canibungan Daku Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Norma plants bananas on her own plot of land to earn a living. She has been in this business for eight years and earns 6,000 PHP each month. She requested a loan of 9,600 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Norma has been a member of Kiva's partner GDMPC for two years. In the future, Norma's plan is to save her profit in order to buy a new house.
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.