Alice is married with four children. She is 42 years old and lives in Poblacion 3, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Alice owns and operates a plot of farmland, planting rice to earn a living. She has been in this business for 20 years and earns 7,000 PHP each month.
She requested a loan of 10,500 PHP to purchase fertilizer and to pay for the costs of planting rice. Alice has been a member of Kiva's partner, Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) since 2010. In the future, Alice hopes to expand her rice farm.
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.