Marilyn is married with five children. She is 41 years old and lives in Canicapan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Marilyn owns and operates a plot of farm land, planting bananas to earn a living. She has been in this business for eight years and earns 3,000 PHP each month. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase farm chemicals. Marilyn has been a member of Kiva's partner GDMPC since 2011. In the future, Marilyn's plan is to save her returns in order to improve her house.
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.