Gina is 43 years old and married with 2 children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a fish selling business to earn a living in the local community. She has been with her business for over 5 years and earns 25,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. And now she has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. She plans to use the additional revenue generated 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.