Juvith is from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She is 39 years old and single. Juvith owns and operates a fish pond business, raising crabs and fish to sell in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over nine years and earns PHP 10,000 a month. In 2009, Juvith joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Juvith is requesting a loan of PHP 12,500, which will be used to purchase additional fish and crabs to raise. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand 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.