Jerlie is from Poblacon 4, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 31 years old, married, and has 3 children. To make a living, she sells fish. She has been in this business for 6 years and earns PHP 5,873 per month from this activity. In 2009, Jerlie joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of PHP 20,620, which she will use to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve 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.