Richie is 32 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a banana production business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 4 years and earns about 3,000 PHP every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase chemicals for banana production. Her hopes and dreams are to improve her living situation and 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.