Marcelina is 54 years old, widowed, and has one child. She lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a business selling fish in the local community to earn a living. She has been in her business for over six years and earns 10,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in year 2010 and now she has requested a loan of 11,500 PHP to purchase additional fish to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan 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.