Maxima is married, with two children. She is 54 years old and lives in Yahong, Tudela.
Maxima owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for eight years and earns PHP 5,000 each month.
She has requested a loan of PHP 7,500 to purchase farm chemicals. Maxima been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC, since 2011.
In the future, Maxima's plan is to save her returns in order to buy a motorcycle.
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.