Marionito is 44 years old, married, and has 3 children. He lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting corn for sale in the local community to earn a living. He has been in this business for over 5 years and earns 40,000 PHP every month. He joined GDMPC in 2008, and he has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it.
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.