Marina lives in Bagumbang, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental with her family. Her husband is a farmer and he often goes fishing to earn a living. She has been raising pigs for 8 years to bolster to her husband's income. She sometimes helps her husband on the farm to earn extra income. She is hopeful that she can gain profit and wants to improve her family's living standards in the 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.