Hedeliza is from Taguitic, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. She is 53 years old. Hedeliza is married and has four children. To make a living, she manages a fishpond where she raises fish, crabs and shrimp for sale. She has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 18,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from this activity.
In 2008, Hedeliza joined GDMPC. Hedeliza is requesting a loan of 25,000 PHP which will be used to buy young fish to raise and twine to expand the business. 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.