Elrose is married and has two children. She is 24 years old and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. For the past 5 years, Elrose has raised pigs for sale, earning a montly income of 5,000 PHP. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase pig feed and other supplies. Elrose has been a member of Kiva partner GDMPC since 2009. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and to see her children finish their studies.
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.