Cheryl is from Bagumbang, Bonifacio. She is 39 years old. Cheryl is married and has 3 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 13 years and earns 12,000 PHP a month from these activities. This year, Cheryl joined GDMPC. Cheryl is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to buy twine and young fish to raise, in order to expand her 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.