Jesusa of Biasong, Lopez Jaena supports her family's needs through a fish vending business. She’s a 48-year-old married woman with five kids, who tries her best to earn on her own. For 20 years, she has managed this business and earns about 7,400 PHP per month. For the time being, she’s in need of buying more fish to sell. She joined this year and thanks GDMPC microfinance for the loan of 15,000 PHP they provided to her. Jesusa desires to improve her business in the future.
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.