Francie is a married man with two school-age children. He is 40 years of age and lives in San Roque, Panaon Misamis Occidental.
Francie sells fish to earn a living. His fish is in the motorcycle carrier box in the photo. He has been in this business for five years. He delivers fish on a door-to-door basis to his customer in different villages of Panaon, Misamis Occidental using his motorcycle. He has a net revenue of PHP 5,000 a month.
Francie joined GDMPC this year. He applied a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy supplementary fish to sell.
Francie, plans to sell more fish to improve his cash inflow to support the family's needs.
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.