Lucia is 50 years old and separated, with three children. She is from Bayabas, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. Lucia owns and operates a coconut production business to earn a living. She has been in this business for 15 years and she earns 10,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) per month.
In 2007, Lucia joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer. Lucia hopes 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.