Mariniel lives in Ozamis City with her family. She is married and has two children. Her husband works in a private company as a collector and she helps him augment their living with her piggery. Mariniel has been doing this for more than five years to earn a living. She is borrowing a loan from Gata Daku MPC to buy feed for fattening her pigs. She hopes to expand her piggery in order to have a better living situation in the near 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.