Margarita's main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice for sale. She is 59 years old, married, and has 5 children. She is from Tabuan, Tukuran and has been farming for 12 years, earning an amount of 20,000 PHP a month. Recently, Margarita joined GDMPC. Margarita is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure for her farming. 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.