Emelia is from Anonang, Aurora. She is 56 years old. Emelia is married and has 4 children. To make a living, she manages a business buying and selling fish and crabs. She has been in her business for 3 years and earns 4,000 PHP a month from these activities. In 2011, Emelia joined GDMPC. Emelia is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to buy additional fish and crabs to sell. 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.