Merlyn is 38 years old and married with 3 children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business in the local community to earn a living. She has been in business for over 3 years and earns about 8,000PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in 2008, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000PHP to purchase spare parts and tires. 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.