Arlyn is 38 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. She has been with her business for over 5 years and earns 15,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase additional canned goods, shampoo, soap, rice and other items to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.
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.