Mercideta is married and has three children. She is 33 years old and resides in Camanga, Tukuran, Philippines. Mercideta owns farm land and cultivates rice for a living. She has been in this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns 25,000 PHP doing this type of business. Mercideta requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer. In 2011, she joined GDMPC. In the future, Mercideta wants 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.