Crisanta is 46 years old, married with 9 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a farmland, planting and harvesting rice for sale in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over 6 years and earns 35,000PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2010, and is requesting a loan of 45,000PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. 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.