Maria Fe is 48 years old and married with four children. She lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental.
Maria Fe owns and operates farmland, 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 25,000 PHP every month.
She has been a member of GDMPC since the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. Maria Fe plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.