Jovito is from Sto. Niño, Tukuran. He is 43 years old. Jovito is married and has 2 children. To make a living, he manages a business buying and selling fish and crabs. He has been in the fish vending business for 3 years and earns PHP 10,000 a month from these activities. In 2011, Jovito joined GDMPC. Jovito is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 which will be used to buy additional fish to sell. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his 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.