Marlon is 42 years old and lives in Macabayao, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. He is married and has four children. Marlon owns and operates a motorcycle business to earn a living. He has been doing this for 7 years. Each month, he earns about PHP 2,000. He has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP from GDMPC to repair the motorcycle and provide better service to passengers. Marlon joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative in 2010. In the future, Marlon hopes to pursue business operations sooner and improve his service offerings.
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.