Lourdes is 32 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns a farm, planting and harvesting rice to sell and earn a living. She has operated her business for over 5 years and earns 25,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business.
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.