Marlon is from Poblacion 3, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He is 36 years old, married and has three school-aged children.
To make a living, Marlon provides transportation services to local community members. Marlon has been engaged in his business for 5 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2007, Marlon joined GDMPC to access financial services to improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities.
Marlon is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP, to repair his motorcycle so be can improve is income. He plans to use the additional revenue to improve the general living conditions of his family.
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.