Marissa is 37 years old and married with three children. She is from Lintugop, Aurora. For the past five years, Marissa has owned and operated a nipa-weaving (palm weaving) business where she makes roofing materials. She earns 4,000 PHP each month and joined GDMPC this year.
Marissa is requesting a 10,000 PHP loan to purchase raw materials to manufacture additional products. She plans to use the additional revenue generated with her loan 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.