Jovita, aged 42, is from BayBay, Bagumbang, Bonifacio. She is married with five children. Jovita sells fish to earn a living. She has been in this business for 17 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month.
In 2008, Jovita joined GDMPC. She is now requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional fish to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children's school fees.
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.