Urbana is 47 years old. She is married and has five children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice for sale in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 6,000PHP every month. She has been a member of GDMPC since the year 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 8,000PHP to purchase fertilizer, such as manure. She hopes and dreams to have a better future and 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.