Merlie helps her husband in the fishing business for a living. She has sold fish in the market for ten years, and she earns well for the family. She borrowed a new loan from GDMPC microcredit to buy new fishing nets.
In the near future, Merlie plans to use her profit to repair their house for better, more comfortable living conditions for the entire 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.