Helen is 32 years old and married with three children. She lives in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. She owns and operates a fishing business to earn a living. She has been in her business for over five years and earns 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) every month.
She joined GDMPC in the year 2011, and now she has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase fishing materials such as nets and hooks. In the future, she wants to make improvements to her house and to improve the general living conditions of 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.