Diome is a 54-year-old resident of Lupagan, Clarin. She provides for her three children's needs from the small amount of 8,000 PHP she earns monthly from her rice farming business. Diome has been in this business for the past eight years to supplement her husband's income and has been a member of GDMPC since 2005.
Diome is requesting a 14,500 PHP loan to buy fertilizer. She wants to expand her business one day.
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.