Judith is 35 years old, married with two children, and lives in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. For a living, she owns and manages a store buying and selling fish in the market. She has been doing this for five years. In 2011, she became a member of GDMPC and recently, she borrowed 21,000 PHP in order to purchase additional inventory for sale. She plans to expand her store to gain more profit for the 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.