Marilyn is married, with five children, and she helped her husband by opening a retail store in their community. Her husband works in the government as a PNP.
As an aid to his income, she planned to open a retail business. Recently, she had joined GDMPC and borrowed money to purchase grocery goods to sell in her retail store.
She is hopeful to gain more returns and use them for the basic needs of her family. In the future, she wants to see her children successful.
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.