Rubie is 34 years old and is married with two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Rubie owns and operates a plot of farmland, planting and harvesting rice which she produces for sale to earn a living. She has been in her business for over eight years and earns 10,000 PHP every month.
Rubie joined GDMPC in 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.