Juliebeth, married, is 47 years old and lives in Labo, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Juliebeth owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting corn to earn a living. She has been in this business for 15 years and earns PHP 15,000 each month. She requested a loan of PHP 25,500 to purchase farm chemicals. Juliebeth has been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, for a year. Juliebeth's plan for the future is to save her profits in order to buy a car.
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.