Merlyn is 49 years old and married with three children. She lives in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a banana production business to earn a living. She has been in her business for more than five years and earns 7,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC since the year 2009. Now, she has requested a loan of 9,600 PHP to purchase chemicals for banana production. 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.