Cresenciana is a widow with two children. She is 60 years old and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She owns and operates a plot of farmland where she plants bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for 10 years and earns 10,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Cresenciana has been a member of Kiva partner GDMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes for business progress.
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.