Elena is a single mother of one child. She is 48 years old and resides at San Carlos, Tukuran, Philippines.
Elena owns and operates farm land, planting and harvesting rice for sale to earn a living. She has been in this business for ten years. Each month, she earns PHP 15,000 doing this type of business.
She requested a loan of PHP 40,000 to purchase fertilizers such as manure. Recently, Elena joined GDMPC. In the future, Elena wants to make improvements to her house and 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.