Teresita is married and has three children. She is 48 years old and lives in Taguitic, Kapatagan. Teresita owns and operates a fishing business, selling seafood products like crabs to earn a living. She's been in this business for three years. Each month, she earns 4,000 PHP. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy more crabs to sell. Teresita has been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, Teresita hopes to support her children in completing their studies.
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.