Antonio Jr is from Western Pob. Lopez Jaena. He is thirty-six years old, married, and has two children. To make a living, Antonio Jr owns and operates a fishing business, harvesting and selling wild-caught fish in the local community. He has been in this business for three years and earns PHP 8,000 monthly.
In 2009, Antonio Jr joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand it
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.