Nida is a married woman with two children. She is 53 years-old, residing at Poblacion 4, Clarin, Misamis Occidental: Philippines. Nida owns and operates a general store selling a variety of different products to earn a living and she's been in this business for one year. Each month, she earns PHP 3,000 doing this type of business. She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase new items such as candies, milk, shampoo, soaps, canned goods, noodles, sugar, coffee, etc. In 2006, Nida joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. In the future, Nida wants to build house and to finish the studies of her children.
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.