Edmund is married and with 4 children. Edmund is 57 years of age and lives in Acad Aurora Zamboanga Del Sur.
Edmund owns and operates a business project in the agricultural sector planting and harvesting coconut for sale. He sell coconut to his contract buyer to earn a living and had this business for about 5 years. Each month, he earns PHP 13,500 doing this type of work. He has requested a loan for PHP 35,000 to purchase coconut farm fertilizer and other farm equipment.During harvest time he requested his neighbors to help him and he compensate them.
Edmund has been a member of GDMPC for one year. This is the first cycle of loan taken from the cooperative. In the future, Edmund hopes to improve and expand his business so that he can help his children to have a brighter future and plan to buy another coconut farm.
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.