Arlyn is 40 years old and lives in Maloro, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and the mother of four children. Arlyn is a fisherman, catching fish to earn a living. She supports her family with this activity, which she has been doing for 15 years. She earns PHP 4,000 each month from this activity.
Arlyn has requested a loan of PHP 7,400 from GDMPC to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. She has been a member of GDMPC since 2010. In the future, Arlyn hopes to improve and 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.