Elsa is 57 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business selling seafood products including fish and shrimp in the local community. She's been engaged with her business over 20 years, and earns 7,000PHP. Elsa joined GDMPC in 2011. Elsa is requesting a loan of 9,500PHP to purchase additional fish, shrimp, and crab. 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.