Francisca is from Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 67 years old, married and has six children. Francisca owns and operates a business planting and harvesting coconuts for sale to earn a living. Francisca has been involved in her business for 33 years and earns 30,000 PHP a month from it.
In 2004, Francisca joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities.
Francisca is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.