Teofila is 27 years old and lives in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married with two children. Teofila owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for 3 years and earns PHP 7,000 each month. She has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase farm chemicals. Teofila has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, since 2011. Positively, she hopes to be able to continue to grow 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.