Marianita is from Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. She is 50 years old. She is widowed and has four children.
To make a living, Marianita owns and operates a business selling slippers and shoes. She has been in this business for 21 years and earns PHP 6,000 a month. Marianita is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000, which will be used to purchase new items so she can expand the range of goods that she sells.
In 2008, Marianita joined GDMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan 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.