Marilou is married with two children. She is 42 years old and lives in Panta-on, Ozamis City. Marilou has a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for eight years and earns 3,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) each month. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Marilou been a member of Kiva's partner, GDMPC since just this year. In the future, Marilou's plan is to save for some future emergencies.
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.