Marisa is a 23-year-old married woman with one child who lives in Seti, Jiminez, Misamis Occidental.
She owns and operates a farm where she plants vegetables and papaya for sale. She's been doing this for three years.
She borrowed a loan of 4,000 PHP from GDMPC micro credit, which she joined recently, to buy fertilizer such as manure.
She plans to plant another variety of seedlings to expand her garden in order to generate additional income in return.
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.