Lucita is married with 3 children. She is 54 years old and lives in Yahong, Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Lucita owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for 9 years and earns PHP 5,000 each month. She requested a loan of PHP 7,200 to purchase farm chemicals. Lucita has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, for 2 years. In the future, Lucita hopes to obtain another plot of farm land in order to expand her business.
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.