Melchora's main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice for sale. She is 37 years old, married and has 2 children. She is from Camp 1, Aurora and has been farming for 5 years, earning an amount of 8,000 a month. Recently, Melchora joined GDMPC. Melchora is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizer and seedlings for the next growing season. 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.