Virgina is a 49 years old, married with 3 children. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and manages a fish selling business in the local community and earns 2,000PHP every month. She's been doing this for over 5 years. Virgina joined GDPMC in 2009, and now she is requesting a loan of 7,000PHP to purchase additional nets and hooks. 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.