Judith is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 45 years old. Judith is married and has 3 children. For a living, Judith sells fresh fish while her husband does fishing. Judith has been in her business for a year and earns 2,500 PHP a month. In 2008, Judith joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Judith is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to repair their fishing boat. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to supplement the daily needs 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.