Edison is 42 years old and lives in Culpan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. He is married with three grown children. Edison has a motorcycle transport service. He has owned and operated the service for 10 years. He earns approximately PHP 10,200 each month doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of PHP 35,000 from GDMPC to purchase a brand new motorcycle. Edison has been a member of GDMPC for two years. In the future, Edison hopes to gain more profit and purchase more motorcycles for transport.
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.