Pacita is a widow with 7 children. Pacita is 66 years old and lives in Purok 6 Mialen, Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
Pacita sells copra (dried coconut meat used for oil production) to earn a living and has had this business for 5 years. Each month she earns 3,425 PHP doing this type of work. She requested a loan of 5,000 PHP use to renovates her copra dryer behind her. The copra here in the Philippines is dried by putting it in the "landahan" and have fire in the bottom. Behind Pacita that is locally called "landahan" or dryer
Pacita has been a member of GDMPC for 7 years. Pacita do her very best to improve her business and save portion of her profit because she wants to have electricity in her home.
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.