Marcelina is 61 years old and is married. She has 6 grown children. She is living in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. Marcelina is a charcoal seller and has proved her business ability for 30 years. For some, it is hard, tiring and dirty work. But for Marcelina, it is work to value since she was nurtured with that kind of activity from an early age. Every month, she receives PHP 6,200.
Marcelina was an official GDMPC member in 2007. With this 4th loan, worth PHP 10,000, she plans to purchase materials for producing charcoal for sale. She is hoping to make more income from the additional investment.
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.