Ann Marrie is 30 years old and married. She has two children living in Tuburan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental.
Ann Marrie's main source of income is her grocery store, retailing dry goods in the local community. She has been in this business for two years, earning 5,000 PHP a month for a living.
Ann Marrie is very grateful to have joined GDMPC in 2011 for she gain access to financial services. Recently, she requested a loan of 17,000 PHP to invest in expanding the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve her family's living conditions.
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.