Marina is 58 years old, from Dela Paz, Clarin, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines. She is separated and has 8 children. She manages a rice (palay) production business. She's been in this business for 5 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month. She joined GDMPC in 2012. She has requested a new loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers and seedlings for her next crop. She hopes that her children will be able to finish their education and she can improve their daily life.
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.