Estrella is a married woman and has six children. She is 47 years old and resides in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur: Philippines.
Estrella operates a fishing business venture, selling seafood products, including crabs and shrimp to the local community to earn a living and she's been in this business for two years.
Each month, she earns 3,000 PHP doing this type of work. She requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets. This year, Estrella joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation.
In the future, Estrella hopes to improve her business.
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.