Evan Nicolas is married with an only child. He manages his own rice farm to make a living. In his two years of farming, he has earned well enough to provide for his family. Recently, Evan Nicolas borrowed a new loan from GDMPC microcredit to buy fertilizer in order to improve the farm. He hopes to be able to buy another farm to improve his 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.