Eddie is separated from his wife and has 2 children. He is 45 years old and lives in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Eddie is operating a retail store, selling a variety of products to local community members to earn a living. He has been doing this for 13 years and every month he earns 1,200 PHP from this work. He has requested a loan of 2,900 PHP to purchase new items such as candies, Milo, shampoo, soap, etc.
In 2007, Eddie joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his business and living situation. Eddie hopes 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.