Marilyn is 33 years old and resides in Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. She is married and has two children.
To earn a living, Marilyn owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products. She has been in business for 10 years. She earns 5,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP in order to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee.
In 2011, Marilyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help her improve both her business and her living situation. In the future, Marilyn wants to build a house and educate her 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.