Francisca, married, is 51 years old and lives in Tabid, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Francisca sells fish to earn a living while her husband fishes and has had this business for 16 years. She earns PHP 2,500 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 6,500 from GDMPC to purchase fishing equipment including hooks & nets. Francisca has been a member of GDMPC since 2011. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.
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.