Rosa is from Malibangcao, Clarin. She is 41 years old, married, and has three children. To make a living, Rosa has been cultivating corn for 10 years and earns 6,400 PHP a month from these activities.
Rosa is requesting a loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. In 2011, Rosa joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and 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.