Marisa is married with 3 children. She is 32 years old and lives in Dimalco, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Marisa owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting corn to earn a living. She has been in this business for 14 years and earns PHP 6,000 each month. She requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to purchase farm fertilizers. Marisa is a new member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC. In the future, Marisa's plan is to save her returns in order to buy a car.
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.