Maribel is from Prenza, Tangub City. She's 39 years old, married and has 4 children. For the past 11 years she has been raising bananas to make a living, and earns 5,000 PHP a month. In 2010, Maribel joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 9,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase farm fertilizers. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.