Rissa is 40 years old, married, and has four adult children. She is from Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She raises bananas, which she has been doing for 10 years. She earns 3,000 PHP per month. Her children help her in taking care of the bananas.
Rissa is requesting a loan for 5,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase fertilizer and for weeding costs. She hopes for a bountiful harvest and to expand her cultivated area.
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.