Emie is 35 years old, married with three children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. She owns and operates a dried fish vending business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over five years and earns 15,000 PHP every month. She joined GDMPC in the year 2010, and now she has requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase additional products to sell like dried fish. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.