Ruthchel is from Militar, Tukuran. She is 27 years old and married. To make a living, she manages a fish vending business, while her husband does the fishing. She has been in her business for three years and earns 6,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month for these activities.
In 2011, Ruthchel joined GDMPC. Ruthchel is requesting a loan of 10,000 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.