To make a living, Mary Jane operates a fish vending business in their village. While her husband earns from his salary as a factory worker, she sells fish and earns well from this.
She had joined GDMPC recently and had borrowed a loan to buy an additional variety of fish to sell. For ten years in the business, she has dreamed of owning a fishing boat which she has rented for many years. In the future, she plans to use her profit in making her dream a reality.
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.