Marcelina is from Waterfall, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She is 51 years old and is married with one child.
Marcelina earns a living raising crops, planting and harvesting corn for sale. Marcelina has been engaged in her business for eight years and earns approximately 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month for these activities.
In 2008, Marcelina joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marcelina is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her 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.