Arlyn is 40 years old and married with 3 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. Arlyn owns a farm, planting and harvesting rice to sell and earn a living. She has operated her business for 5 years and earns 20,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. In the future, Arlyn wants to make improvements to her house and 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.