Cherry is from Silanga, Tangub City. She is 21 years old, married, and has 2 children. To make a living, she manages a fishpond where she raises fish, crabs and shrimp for sale. She's been engaged in her business for 3 years and earns 10,000 PHP a month. Recently, Cherry joined GDMPC. She is requesting a loan of 15,500 PHP, which will be used to buy twine and young fish to raise to expand the 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.