Lita is from Matugas Alto, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is 48 years old, married and has three children.
Lita owns and operates an agricultural business of planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Lita has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns PHP8,000 a month.
In 2007, Lita joined GDMPC. Lita is requesting a loan of PHP20,000, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.
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.