Arlyn is 30 years old, married, and the mother of 4 children. She lives in San Carlos, where she has earned a living for the last 7 years by selling home goods and home use products. She makes about PHP 7,000 a month and is applying for a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase additional products like canned goods, noodles, sugar and coffee. Arlyn joined GDMPC in 2012 as a way to improve her family's living conditions.
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.