Menerva is 34 years old, married and has four school-aged children. She is from Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Menerva owns & operates a business venture, selling seafood products including fish and shrimp in the local community. Menerva has operated this business for 5 years and earns 3,000 PHP a month doing this type of business.
In 2010, Menerva joined GDMPC to gain access to its financial services. She is requesting a loan of 8,000 PHP that will be used to purchase additional fish to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand her business.
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.