Ardie is married. He has two children. He is twenty-four and lives in Solinog, Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. To earn a living, Ardie operates a business butchering and selling pork in the local community. He has been in this business for three years and makes PHP 8,000 a month from it.
He requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to obtain more meat to sell. In 2010, Ardie joined GDMPC. In the future, Ardie wants to save to have a reserve for future emergencies.
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.