Marilou is from Mialen, Clarin. She is 42 years old, married, and has four children.
To make a living, she manages a fish selling business while her husband does fishing. She has been engaged in her business for ten years and earns PHP 6,832 a month for these activities.
In 2006, Marilou joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000, which will be used to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets.
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.