Fabriana is from San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 69 years old. Fabriana is widowed and has five children. To make a living, Fabriana buys and sells dried fish in the local community. Fabriana has been engaged in her business for six years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month from it. In 2009, Fabriana joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Fabriana is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase more dried fish to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.