Celsa is 42 years old, and widowed with 4 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a farm where she plants and harvests rice to earn a living by selling it. She has been in this business for over 8 years and earns 15,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2009, and now she has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure for her farm. She 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.