Richel is 32 years-old. She is married with 3 dependents. She live in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is cultivating rice to earn a living. For the past three years, every month, she has been getting a total of 6,000 from her work. Richel joined GDMPC in 2010. She has requested a loan of 10,000 to purchase fertilizers such as manure. Richel plans to plant as much as she can, to generate enough for the family and buy more lots to increase farm production.
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.