Hermelinda is from Maquilao, Tangub City. She is 34 years old, married and has 2 children. To make a living, she manages a fish vending business. She has been engaged in her business for 5 years and earns 5,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, Hermelinda joined GDMPC.
Hermelinda is requesting a loan of 12,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. 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.