Mercideta is married and has three children. She is 33 years old and resides at Camanga, Tukuran, Philippines. Mercideta owns farm land and cultivates rice for a living and she has been in this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 25,000 doing this type of business.
Mercideta requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase fertilizers and seedlings for the next cropping. In 2011, she joined GDMPC. In the future, Mercideta wants to make improvements to her house and 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.