Merlyn is 23 years old and married with two children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
Merlyn owns and operates farmland, planting and harvesting bananas for sale in the local community to earn a living. She's been with her business for over two years and earns 1,700 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer, such as manure.
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.