Marites is married with 2 children. She is 33-years-old and lives in the Philippines. Marites is operating a service-based business, providing transportation services to local community member to earn a living. She's been doing this for 2 years and every month she earns 5,000 from this work. She has requested a loan of 25,000 to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. In 2011, Marites joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Marites hopes 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.