Marivic is a resident of San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. She is 34 years old, married and is taking good care of her four school-aged dependents.
Marivic owns and operates a specialized retail store selling spices, fruits and vegetable varieties in the local community. The family generates income from other less permanent means, but the main source of income is derived from the selling activity. For the past 6 years, Marivic has been able to achieve a total income of 28,000 PHP each month from this job and with alternative sources.
Marivic has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell. This is her 10th borrowing cycle made in GDMPC since her registration in 2008.
Marivic hopes to sustain, improve and expand her business engagement in the future and lay aside some portion of earnings to cover educational expenses of the children.
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.