Edgar is from Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is 24 years-old and married with two children.
To make a living, Edgar owns and operates a motor transport service. Edgar has been in his business for two years and earns 10,000 PHP a month from these activities.
In 2010, Edgar joined Kiva partner GDMPC in order to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Edgar is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to repair an existing vehicle in order to provide better service. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his 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.