Nicolasita is from Poblacion 1, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 45 years old. Nicolasita is married and has four children. To earn a living, Nicolasita owns and operates a general store selling a variety of different products such as shampoo, toothpaste, junk foods, etc., in the local community. Nicolasita has been engaged in her business for 10 years and earns 6,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2006, Nicolasita joined GDMPC. Nicolasita is requesting a loan of 9,500 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items such as candies, milo, shampoo, soaps, etc. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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.