Perla's main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice for sale. She is 62 years old, married, and has one child. She is from Camanga, Tukuran and has been farming for five years, earning an amount of 9,500 PHP per month.
Recently, Perla joined Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC). She is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to pay for labor costs in rice harvesting. 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.