Arcely is from Ozamis in Misamis Occidental. She is 38 years old. Arcely is a widow and has four children.
To make a living, Arcely owns and operates a business venture, planting and harvesting corn for sale. Arcely has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
Arcely is requesting a loan of 14,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers, such as manure. In 2009, Arcely joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.
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.