Jeannessa is married, has two children, and helps her husband in managing their own motorcycle transport business while her husband does fishing as their main source of income. She earns enough from this business for their family's needs, but recently, she had an illness for which she needed financial help. Without hesitation, she borrowed a loan from GDMPC where she has been a member for a year for her medical check up costs . She is hopeful that she will be able to pay this loan from the returns of her business. In the future, she wants to make a better living for 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.