Marry Grace, 26, is married with one child. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
To make a living, Marry Grace operates a family member's business, which provides transportation services. She has been in the business for over two years and earns 5,500 Philippine pesos (PHP) every month.
Marry Grace joined the Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative in 2011. She has now requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to repair a vehicle used in the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family’s general 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.