Chona is 32 years old and married with three children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Chona owns and manages a business selling fish in the local community. She's been with her business over five years and earns 30,000 PHP a month. She joined GDMPC in 2007. Chona is requesting a loan of 38,000 PHP to rent a fishing boat. 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.