Jocelyn is 39 years old, single and lives in Taguitic, Kapatagan. In order to add income for the family, she started a business buying and selling crabs 10 years ago. She usually gets PHP 30,000 per month. With the help of GDMPC microcredit, Jocelyn has been able to buy crabs to sell because of the PHP 45,000 loan given to her. She joined GDMPC just this year. She’s hoping for much greater revenue someday for business expansion.
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.