Elsa is a widow with 6 children. She is 47 years old and lives in Tukuran. Elsa operates a fish vending business to earn a living. She's been in this business for 15 years. Each month, she earns 9,950 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional fish to sell. In 2012 Elsa joined GDMPC. In the future, Elsa hopes to improve her business.
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.