Jason is 34 years old, single. He lives in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur. He owns and operates a fishpond in the local community to earn a living. He has been in this business for over three years and earns 12,000 PHP every month. In 2011, Jason joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve both his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. He has now requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase fish feed and stocks of fish. He hopes and dreams to have a better life in the future.
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.