Marilyn is 48 years old, married, with three children. She lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur.
To earn a living, Marilyn owns and operates a retail business in the local community. She has been in her business for over six years and earns PHP 2,000 every month.
She joined Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) in 2010 and now she has requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to purchase additional products to sell, like canned goods, sugar, and coffee. Her hope is to have a better future.
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.