Lucia is a 55 years old, married with 2 children. She lives in Aurora, Zambonga Del Sur. She owns and operates farmland; planting and harvesting coconut and vegetables to sell in the local community to earn a living. She's had her business for over 5 years and earns 10,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2009 and now she is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional fertilizer such as manure. She hopes to improve her living situation.
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.